What Are Under Cabinet Lights?

Under cabinet lights are a compact, versatile way to brighten up your kitchen and countertop areas without worrying about standing lights. Made to run along the underside of cabinets, these lights are perfect for those hard to light areas of your house, or areas that may need more focused lighting, such as bathroom mirrors or over top of the sink in any room of your house. While most forms of under cabinet lights are attached as a set or independently, some forms of fluorescent lighting can be set up in recessed areas of your cabinets to provide a stronger light source to the area below.

When trying to pick the right kind of under cabinet lights for your living space, keep in mind the potential area these lights will need to illuminate. If you are looking for them to provide the bulk of your kitchen or bathroom light source, make sure to pick a style that can produce a fair amount of light without burning out. Also, make sure to keep in mind the wiring necessities of the lights you pick. While some forms of under cabinet lights are battery operated, many other forms require a string of lights and an outlet or a socket to be used.

Here are some of the different kinds of under cabinet lighting that can help brighten up your kitchen or bathroom space.

Best Under Cabinet Lights For The Money

Here are some of the better examples of under cabinet lights available to buy:

SaleBestseller No. 1
Brilliant Evolution BRRC116 Wireless Ultra Thin LED Light Bar - Operates On 3 AA Batteries - Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting
1,104 Reviews
Brilliant Evolution BRRC116 Wireless Ultra Thin LED Light Bar - Operates On 3 AA Batteries - Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting
  • 65 LUMENS - Super bright, long lasting LEDs. 3000K warm white glow
  • ULTRA THIN - Less than 1 inch thick
  • ON/OFF TAP LENS
  • INSTALL IN SECONDS - Mounts with screws or adhesive tape (both are included)
  • 100 HOUR RUN TIME - Last 4 times longer than other LED lights. Operates on 3 AA batteries (not included)
Bestseller No. 2
Brilliant Evolution BRRC135 Wireless LED Puck Light 6 Pack With Remote Control - Operates On 3 AA Batteries - Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting
4,165 Reviews
Brilliant Evolution BRRC135 Wireless LED Puck Light 6 Pack With Remote Control - Operates On 3 AA Batteries - Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting
  • 55 LUMENS - Super bright, long lasting LEDs. 3000K warm white glow. LEDs never need to be replaced
  • WIRELESS REMOTE - Turn the puck lights ON/OFF with the remote or the tap lens
  • SELECTABLE DIMMER - Select the exact level of brightness or press the 50% or 100% brightness button
  • OPTIONAL AUTO OFF TIMER - Set the lights to turn OFF in 15, 30, 60 or 120 minutes
  • 100 HOUR BATTERY RUN TIME WHEN SET AT 100% BRIGHTNESS - Last 4 times longer than other puck lights. Operates on 3 AA batteries (18 included)
SaleBestseller No. 3
66 LED Under Cabinet Light, Rechargeable Motion Sensor Closet Light Wireless Luxury Aluminum Night Lighting for Kitchen Cabinet, Closet, Wardrobe, 2 Sensor Mode (Only Motion, Motion & Light)
385 Reviews
66 LED Under Cabinet Light, Rechargeable Motion Sensor Closet Light Wireless Luxury Aluminum Night Lighting for Kitchen Cabinet, Closet, Wardrobe, 2 Sensor Mode (Only Motion, Motion & Light)
  • 【UPGRADED 2 SENSOR MODES】Compared to traditional Under Cabinet Light , LOFTER Under Cabinet Lighting has 2 Sensor Modes , You Can be Able to Turn Off the Light Sensor and Turn On by Motion Alone. Light will Turn on Automatically when you get within 10 Feet and Turn off 18 Seconds after you Walk out of its Sensing Range ; Under Motion & Light Sensor Mode , it only works both the Ambience is dark enough and the Motion is Detected.
  • 【GENTLE EYE-CARE LIGHTING】 This Upgraded Motion Sensor Light Use Advanced Anti-glare Panel, Provide Bright, Gentle and Flicker-Free lighting, Never Stumble in the Dark, Never Hurt Your Eyes or Bother Others Around When its dark. Also Very Easy to Find what you're looking for and Perfect to Bright up Your Home's Dark Areas.
  • 【4 MODES & RECHARGEABLE】: Motion & Light Sensor Mode , Motion Sensor Mode , Always On and Off - 4 Working Modes Motion Sensor Closet Light meet All your Different Needs. Built-in 2400mAh Rechargeable Lithium Battery , it can last for over 3 Hours (Always On Mode) and 1-2 Months (Sensor Mode--Activate 10 times a Day) in a fully charged. NEVER Replace AAA Batteries Frequently. Energy Save & Save More Money!
  • 【EASY TO INSTALL】Our Motion Activated Night Light with 3M Adhesive Magnetic Strip and itself built in magnetic back , Simple to Install/Remove in Any Ironwork or Non-ironwork Surfaces . Allows you to Change/Switch the Location Easily. Ideal for Refrigerator , Gun Safe , Car Front/Rear cover , Under Cabinet , Counter , Bedroom , Closet , Wardrobe , Workshop , Basement , Garage , Stair , Garage etc.
  • 【100% SAFE & NO RISK】: Providing the Best Quality Product and Best Customer Service is our NO.1 Principle. We offer a 30 DAYS MONEY BACK GUARANTEE and 12 MONTH WARRANTY for this LED Under Cabinet Light . Purchase it now by click "By now with 1-Click"or"Add to Cart".
SaleBestseller No. 4
Wobane Under Cabinet Lighting Kit,Flexible LED Strip Lights Bar,Under Counter Lights for Kitchen,Cupboard,Desk,Monitor Back,Shelf,6.6 Feet Tape Light Set,UL Listed,120 LEDs,1100lm,2700K WarmWhite
282 Reviews
Wobane Under Cabinet Lighting Kit,Flexible LED Strip Lights Bar,Under Counter Lights for Kitchen,Cupboard,Desk,Monitor Back,Shelf,6.6 Feet Tape Light Set,UL Listed,120 LEDs,1100lm,2700K WarmWhite
  • DIY cabinet strip lights: Great way to upgrade your Cabinets, Closet, Desk, Desk-hutch, Bookshelf, Wardrobe, Bedroom, Workbench, kitchen island etc
  • Sufficient brightness & Energy saving: Super bright under cabinet lights delivers total 1100 lumen with lower power consumption of 12W
  • Safe to use: UL listed adapter and strip (File number: E477247). The LED tape light working voltage is DC12V, extremely Low voltage and heat. strips are touchable
  • Easy installation: All installation accessories are included. No tools required. Install light bars by yourself in minutes, just Clean - stick on -connect. Backed with strong 3M tape, screw-free to protect your furniture
  • WOBANE warranty : You can enjoy worry-free shopping with Wobane, as soon as you order your LED strip kit today, you're backed by our 12 month satisfaction guarantee - if you're not satisfied, just email wobaneandy@gmail.com and we will make things right. So order now!
Bestseller No. 5
78 LED Closet Light, Newest Version Rechargeable Motion Sensor Closet Light Wireless Under Cabinet Light with Large Battery Life 2400mAh for Closet,Cabinet,Wardrobe,Kitchen,Hallway
880 Reviews
78 LED Closet Light, Newest Version Rechargeable Motion Sensor Closet Light Wireless Under Cabinet Light with Large Battery Life 2400mAh for Closet,Cabinet,Wardrobe,Kitchen,Hallway
  • 【 SUPER BRIGHT 】-- Contains 78 pure white (240LM) & energy saving LEDs, brightness and comfortable to illuminate dark spaces.
  • 【 EASY TO STALL 】-- Built in strong magnetic, this LED light can be adsorbed directly on any iron product, OR installed by magnetic strip ( included ), no hard wiring. It's very easy to install and remove.
  • 【 4 CYCLE MODES & RECHARGEABLE 】-- MODE 1: Motion & Light Sensor Mode, MODE 2: Only Motion Sensor Mode( Blue indicator light flash 1 sec), MODE 3: Always On Mode ( Red indicator light will flash 1s ), MODE 4: OFF;
  • 【 EXCELLENT MOTION SENSOR 】-- Slide switch in "AUTO", Auto-on when automatically senses human motion within 3 meters (15 ft) , 140 degree and Auto-off after 20s if no motion detected. AUTO mode could only work in dark place, which can save energy.
  • 【 APPLICATION & WARRANTY 】-- Ideal for the bedroom, closet, cabinet, workshop, garage, stairwell, hallway, storage room etc. We provide you 100% satisfaction warranty with 30 days money back guarantee and 1-Year Warranty. Please feel free to contact us with any issue, we will give you a satisfied reply within 24 hrs.
Bestseller No. 6
78 LED Closet Light, Newest Version Rechargeable LED Motion Sensor Under Cabinet Lights Wireless Night Lighting for Kitchen Cabinet Wardrobe, 2 Sensor Mode (Only Motion, Motion & Light Sensor) -Silver
534 Reviews
78 LED Closet Light, Newest Version Rechargeable LED Motion Sensor Under Cabinet Lights Wireless Night Lighting for Kitchen Cabinet Wardrobe, 2 Sensor Mode (Only Motion, Motion & Light Sensor) -Silver
  • NEWEST 2 SENSOR MODES - Only Motion Sensor:Light will auto-switch on when detecting human's movement, not only in dark condition, but also in daytime;Motion and Light Sensor: Auto-switch on when detecting human's movement in dark enough condition.(It will not turn on if it is not dark enough or in daytime)
  • SUPER-BRIGHT 78-LED & RECHARGEABLE - Comes with 78 super-bright LEDs, not only perfect for lighting large space but small area. Built-in 2400mAh Rechargeable Lithium battery, provides about 5 hours Always-on Mode or 1-2 Months (Sensor Mode--Activate 10 times a Day) in a fully charged.
  • 4 CYCLE MODE SWTICH - Long press the switch 3 sec to Power ON/OFF. 1st: Motion & Light Sensor Mode, 2nd: Only Motion Sensor Mode(BLUE indicator light will flash 1 sec), 3rd: Always On Mode(RED indicator light will flash 1 sec), 4nd: OFF;
  • 2 SIMPLE INSTALLATION WAYS - Light's back cover with Built-in Magnet, it can be adsorbed directly on any ironwork surface. With 3M Adhesive Magnetic Strip,it can be easily attached to and detachable from the lamp body, allows you to install anywhere you want.
  • ILLUMINATE DARK AREAS - Sensing Range is 10 feet (3m)/ 120 degree, and will turn off in 20 sec after no more motion detected. Ideal for the bedroom, wardrobe, closet, cabinet, workshop, kitchen cupboards, bookcase, shed, garage, hallway, kitchen, sink, stairway, laundry, drawers, steps etc.
Bestseller No. 7
Under Cabinet Lighting,Closet Lights Motion Sensor Light LED Rechargeable Under Cabinet Lights Wireless LED Kitchen Cabinet Lights Under Counter Lighting Magnetic Closet Lighting White Light 3 Pack
140 Reviews
Under Cabinet Lighting,Closet Lights Motion Sensor Light LED Rechargeable Under Cabinet Lights Wireless LED Kitchen Cabinet Lights Under Counter Lighting Magnetic Closet Lighting White Light 3 Pack
  • 3 Working Modes Adjustable: these closet lights have a 3-way switch which is On-Off-G to set it always ON,Off or Motion Sensor mode. Therefore, you can used these closet lights as normal night light for closet/cabinet/drawer or motion sensor light.
  • Motion Sensor Light Under Cabinet Lighting: under G mode and dark environment, these under cabinet lights will automatically senses human motion within 10ft/120°range and shuts off automatically after 20 seconds of no movement.
  • Super Bright and USB Rechargeable Closet Lights: built-in 850mAh high-capacity rechargeable battery,easily charged via the usb cable(included). After fully charged,these motion sensor led closet lights can last for about up to 10 hours under instant on mode and 1-2 months under motion sensor mode.
  • Built-in Magnet to Stick on Any ironwork: this wireless closet light can stick on any ironwork, or you can use the included adhesive tape to tape and iron sheet to stick on any non-iron article surface. When need charge or change place, you can the take closet light off anytime.
  • 2-Year warranty and Wide Application: 80000 hours service life with 2-year warranty, so you should not have any concern in the use, you can contact us when you have any question about our rechargeable under cabinet lights,we will give you the best solution. These multifunctional closet lights under cabinet lights are ideal for closet,cabinet,drawer,under cupboard,corridor,bedroom,food pantry,garage and other places.
Bestseller No. 8
LED Closet Lights Elfeland Wireless Color Changing RGB Puck Light 6 Pack with 2 Remote Controls Dimmable Under Cabinet Lighting Battery Powered Lights Under Counter Lighting Stick On Lights
62 Reviews
LED Closet Lights Elfeland Wireless Color Changing RGB Puck Light 6 Pack with 2 Remote Controls Dimmable Under Cabinet Lighting Battery Powered Lights Under Counter Lighting Stick On Lights
  • 【Remote & Manual Control】Closet lights are equipped with 2 remote controls,can set switches/brightness/color/lighting mode and timing.Pressing the lamp shell can turn the light ON/OFF.Pressing the +/- mark on the lamp shell can adjust brightness.
  • 【4 colors & 3 light modes】4 preset lights:white(4000K),red,green,blue.3 light modes are jump / flash / gradinet can display 16 colors.
  • 【Automatically shut down】Cabinet light can be set to turn off automatically for 10/30/60/120 minutes.The 10/30/60 buttons on the remote control correspond to 3 modes: jump,flash,gradient.
  • 【Adjustable brightness】The highest brightness can reach 35 lumens.+/- button on remote and lamp shell all can be used for stepless dimming.
  • 【Easy to install】Wireless design, easy to paste.Battery operated(3AAA,not included),easy to replace.Our products are guaranteed for 12 months.If the light is damaged or has any other problems, please contact us for replacement or refund.
Bestseller No. 9
SYCEES Dimmable LED Night Light, Plug in Nightlight with Dusk to Dawn Sensor for Bedroom, Kids Room, Nursery, Bathroom, Kitchen, Hallway, Stairs, Daylight White, 4-Pack
490 Reviews
SYCEES Dimmable LED Night Light, Plug in Nightlight with Dusk to Dawn Sensor for Bedroom, Kids Room, Nursery, Bathroom, Kitchen, Hallway, Stairs, Daylight White, 4-Pack
  • Stepless Dimming: Features wide-range dimming that allows you to set very dim light for sleeping area or bright light for other dark areas
  • Automatic Lighting: Automatically comes on only when the room is dark enough, making it very convenient for those who always forget to turn off the nightlight
  • Space Saving: Takes the space of only one plug, allowing you to plug another device in the outlet while using the night light
  • Money Saving: Costs less that 20 cents per year to operate (based on 11 cents/kWh), and no bulbs to replace with energy efficient long-lasting LEDs
  • Widely Applicable: Ideal for bedroom, kids room, nursery, bathroom, kitchen, living room, hallway, stairs and anywhere you need a guiding light
SaleBestseller No. 10
T01L LED Closet Light - BLS Super Bright 20 LED Under Cabinet Lighting Battery Powered/DC Input Wireless Motion Sensing Light, Auto On Off Switch, Motion Sensor & Light Sensor, Light Beam Adjustable
328 Reviews
T01L LED Closet Light - BLS Super Bright 20 LED Under Cabinet Lighting Battery Powered/DC Input Wireless Motion Sensing Light, Auto On Off Switch, Motion Sensor & Light Sensor, Light Beam Adjustable
  • Motion Sensor Light Switch - The T01L Light will turn on automatically when you get within 10 feet and the light stay on for extra 20 seconds after you leave in Auto mode. Auto/On/Off 3 modes available for different occasions. Built-in Light Sensor allows you to choose whether to work only at NIGHT or both DAY and NIGHT.
  • Longer & Brighter - 14-Inch Panel, 2 Watt equipped with 20 Super Bright LEDs. Give Out 180 Lumens of Soft White Light. Installation takes a few seconds with the provided Screws or 3M Sticker.
  • Excellent Run Time - Powered by 3 pcs AA batteries (batteries not included). No Wiring Required! Use it 10 times a day, 3 AA batteries last up to 3 months! The T01L light can also be powered by 5V USB DC Plug (DC cable provided) to provide constant lighting.
  • Adjustable Light Beam & Motion Sensor - Unique Design allows it to Swivel to adjust beams directions, and the motion sensor is also adjustable to modify sensitivity. This under cabinet led lights can be mounted in a horizontal position or in a vertical position.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee - Comes with 30 days Money Back Guarantee and 12-Months Hassle-free Replacement Warranty. The T01L might be the best Closet Light you could find, so order now and enjoy your Better Lifestyles!

Types of Under Cabinet Lights

Under Cabinet Lights Items

An Example Of Under Cabinet Lights

The first form of under cabinet lights is the string light. These lights are made to cover a larger surface area than a single light without requiring multiple outlets. Under cabinet string lights come in one long strip of lights similar to the kind of lighting you see along the floor at movie theaters, or in segmented light fixtures that cling independently to the base of your cabinets but share a common outlet point. These are useful for larger kitchen spaces and in situations where you need more ambient lighting without having to worry about providing a focused light source for your room.

Independent lights, or wireless lights, are the next example of under cabinet lights. These can be used under and inside cabinets, as well as to provide a pop of light in closets and other dark areas of the house. Most wireless lights are controlled by a remote and are battery operated. This gives them a finite lifespan before needing their batteries replaced, but they are indispensable for situations where an outlet may not be readily accessible or open for use.

Finally, light fixtures or recessed cabinet lighting is a form of lighting similar to ceiling lights that has been modified to fit a specific purpose. A good example of this kind of under the counter lighting is a fluorescent sink light or the lights under and around bathroom cabinets. These lights are more permanent than the other under the counter lighting options and are useful for long-term and high-powered lighting throughout your home.

Whether using temporary under the counter lighting or investing in a more permanent lighting solution for your counter space, make sure to do your research into the right kind of lights to fit your unique household needs.

The Latest In Under Cabinet Lights

New
Zora Under Cabinet Lighting,20 LED Motion Sensor Closet Light with 3 Color Mode,Wireless USB Rechargeable Battery Operated Lights for Counter/Kitchen/Wardrobe Stick on Anywhere ,2Pack
34 Reviews
Zora Under Cabinet Lighting,20 LED Motion Sensor Closet Light with 3 Color Mode,Wireless USB Rechargeable Battery Operated Lights for Counter/Kitchen/Wardrobe Stick on Anywhere ,2Pack
  • Upgraded Version & More Bright Closet Light:The under cabinet lighting with 20 LEDs for each (not 10 LEDs), up to 160 lumens which is 100% brighter than the other LED closet light.
  • Motion Sensor & 3 Colors Mode:Automatically senses motion within 10ft/120° in dark and shuts off after 15 seconds of no movement. cabinet lights have 3 light colors mode, changed by the button labeled 123.
  • Larger Battery Capacity & Rechargeable:Built-in 1000 mAh high-capacity rechargeable battery, can be easily charged via USB. When fully charged, the motion sensor light can last up to 1 month.
  • Wireless Iinstallation & Stick-on Anywhere: Easy to install and remove without any other tools. Using the included magnetic 3M tape to stick-on anywhere,e.g kitchen,stairs step,under counter lighting,bar,in closet,indoor,wardrobe, garage, basement, workshop,homelife.
  • What You Get & Warranty: 2 pcs Zora motion sensor LED lights,charging cable, 2 magnetic 3M tapes, welcome guide, lifelong warranty and friendly customer service.
New
YLCVBUD 6 Pack RGB Under Cabinet Lighting LED Closet Lights Wireless LED Puck Lights 16 Colors 3 Modes with Remote Control Timer Function Battery Powered Dimmable(only White)
22 Reviews
YLCVBUD 6 Pack RGB Under Cabinet Lighting LED Closet Lights Wireless LED Puck Lights 16 Colors 3 Modes with Remote Control Timer Function Battery Powered Dimmable(only White)
  • TWO CONTROL MODE:6 LED puck lights with 2 remote control. You can use the remote control to turn on/off the light, adjust the brightness and the timer. And you can also turn on/off the light by pressing the lamp shell. Wireless design makes the products more flexible and applicable.
  • Dimmable MODES & TIMER PRESETS:The LED under cabinet light have 4 dimmable modes 10%, 40%, 80%, 100% brightness (only for white color). And you can set the Led puck lights with remote control to turn off after 120 minutes. You can freely adjust according to your lighting needs.
  • COLORS & LIGHT MODES: The closet light have white, red, green and blue. 3 light modes are Jump / Flash / Gradinet can display 16 colors. The puck lights can be placed in a closet, cabinet, bedroom, pantry, hallway, stair, drawer, corridor or other dark place.
  • EASY INSTALLATION: .You can use the equipped adhesive to install. Strong in pasting without scratching the furniture. The battery powered led lights powered by 3*AAA batteries(not included). When puck lights brightness starts to weaken or the remote control is not sensitive enough, you can remove the product and change the new AAA alkaline battery.
  • Customer Service: If you have any questions when you receive the product, please contact us as soon as possible. We must solve for you.We will give you a satisfactory answer. This products is not a toy and contains small parts. Keep the product away from children.
SaleNew
Led Closet Light, Motion Sensor Under Cabinet Lighting.Built-in Light Guide Panel Provide Soft no Glare Light. Fits Well in Closet, Under Cabinet, Wardrobe, or Anywhere Dark
1 Reviews
Led Closet Light, Motion Sensor Under Cabinet Lighting.Built-in Light Guide Panel Provide Soft no Glare Light. Fits Well in Closet, Under Cabinet, Wardrobe, or Anywhere Dark
  • 🏃MOTION SENSOR + LIGHT SENSOR: Ultra slim designed as under cabinet lighting. Also perfectly uses as a Closet light, under counter lighting or Portable use. With both built-in Motion sensor and light sensor, This closet light also Fits well in wardrobe, under sink, Storage room, kids closet,laundry area, shed, garage, or anywhere dark. Built-in magnet and comes with a metallic stripe and 3M adhesive tapes, Makes it super easy to stick on anywhere.
  • SUPER BRIGHT: 54 led beads + Fluorescent Reflector + LIGHT GUIDE PANEL = 240 lumens. More leds consume more power and generate more heat. 54 is a perfect balance. Our Built-in 54 efficient led beads provide up to 170 lumens, which already leading the industry, But with a special REFLECTOR under the bottom work together(like a mirror), This light is comparable to an 108 leds light on the market.
  • 👍Super bright but 👓NOT GLARE: These super LED beads are HIDDEN in the side and glow vertically to a built-in Misubishi [LIGHT GUIDE PANEL], rather than being exposed directly to the air, To AVOID DIRECT EYE CONTACT. And a special layer of diffusion panel is covered to provide More uniform luminescence. Brighter than other LED lights, but won't hurt your eyes.
  • ALUMINUM ALLOY BODY : The body case is made by Aluminum alloy and pre-treated by high-temperature oxidation. Aluminum alloy body provides more heat dissipation performance than other plastic led light on the market. Never worried about over-heating problem. If you prefer to keep turn on all day(If you plug in a power source🔌)or more than 10 mins(Like under cabinet lighting uses), Aluminum body is a MUST.
  • TWO years WARRANTY To Cover Any hardware Issues. First Class best support for all customers. All emails would be replied in 24 hours, and 100% satisfaction guaranteed.1500mAh High quality Rechargeable battery can bear 🔥high/low temperature with official MSDS Certificate.

Under Cabinet Lights Video

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