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:

Bestseller No. 1
Brilliant Evolution BRRC135 Wireless LED Puck Light 6 Pack With Remote Control - Operates On 3 AA Batteries - Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting
3,608 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)
Bestseller No. 2
LED Closet Light, Newest Version Rechargeable 62-LED Motion Sensor Closet Light Wireless Under Cabinet Light for Closet, Cabinet, Wardrobe, 2 Sensor Mode (Motion Sensor, Motion & Light Sensor)
792 Reviews
LED Closet Light, Newest Version Rechargeable 62-LED Motion Sensor Closet Light Wireless Under Cabinet Light for Closet, Cabinet, Wardrobe, 2 Sensor Mode (Motion Sensor, Motion & Light Sensor)
  • 【UPGRADED 2 SENSOR MODES】Compared to traditional Closet Light , LOFTER LED Closet Light has 2 Sensor Modes , You can Achieve DISABLE the Light Sensor and LEAVE only Motion Sensor in the Only Motion Sensor Mode. Light will Turn on Automatically when you get within 10 Feet and Turn off 20 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. "
  • 【SUPER BRIGHT LEDs】Never Stumble in the Dark ! 3 Rows Led Bulbs Design (230LM Pure White Light) , Enhances the Brightness of this Motion Sensor Light and Provide an Impressive Amount of Lighting , very Easy to Find what you're looking for and Perfect to light up in a Large Space where there is no Light System.
  • 【4 MODES & RECHARGEABLE】: Motion & Light Sensor Mode , Only Motion Sensor Mode , Always On and Off - 4 Working Modes Motion Sensor Closet Light meet All your Different Needs. Built-in 1600mAh 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 Equip 3M Adhesive Magnetic Strip and Screws , Simple to Install by 2 Ways and Remove . Allows you to Change the Location of it or switch between Different Locations. Ideal for your Home's Bedroom , Closet , Cabinet , 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 Under Cabinet Light . Purchase it now by click "Add to Cart".
SaleBestseller No. 3
URPOWER Motion Sensor Light, 10 LED Bulbs Battery Operated Wireless Motion Nightlight Portable Magnetic Security Closet Light Stick Up Motion Sensor Night Lights for Closets Hallway Stairway(3)
1,593 Reviews
URPOWER Motion Sensor Light, 10 LED Bulbs Battery Operated Wireless Motion Nightlight Portable Magnetic Security Closet Light Stick Up Motion Sensor Night Lights for Closets Hallway Stairway(3)
  • Motion & Night sensor: With passive infrared technology, it can be detected by the motion of human in the dark. Auto-on within 10 feet, auto-off after 12-15 seconds of no motion detected.
  • Excellent lighting: With 10 LED in each light, which can light up with a good amount of light. Not like a reading lamp but enough to see around your entire room with no difficulty.
  • Battery operated: Saving time on pulling and charging, 4PCS AAA Batteries required (Not included), which will available for long working time.
  • Easy to install: With magnetic strip, No tools, screws or nuts needed. Stick-on anywhere. Perfect for stairs, pantry, closet in the bathroom, basement entryway etc.
  • Warm prompt: 1. The light won't turn on if the light sensor has been detected by the enough light. 2. Never install the light near the place where is damp or with high temperature to ensure the sticky tape work well.
Bestseller No. 4
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
411 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. 5
OxyLED Motion Sensor Closet Lights, Cordless Under Cabinet Lightening, Stick-on Anywhere Wireless Battery Operated 10 LED Night Light Bar, Safe Lights for Closet Cabinet Wardrobe Stairs, 3 Pack
3,859 Reviews
OxyLED Motion Sensor Closet Lights, Cordless Under Cabinet Lightening, Stick-on Anywhere Wireless Battery Operated 10 LED Night Light Bar, Safe Lights for Closet Cabinet Wardrobe Stairs, 3 Pack
  • AUTOMATIC SENSOR: This motion sensing closet light is auto-on within 10 ft, auto-off after 12-18 seconds of no motion detected. It will turn on only when it is Dark and when motion is detected
  • DETACHABLE DESIGN FOR EASY MOUNT AND POP OFF: An adhesive strip with magnetic fields is easily attached to and detachable from the lamp body. No tools, screws or nuts are required
  • ULTRA-BRIGHT 10 LED NIGHT LIGHTS: This wardrobe light is far brighter than other similar lights, with 10 LED in each light, it provides enough light to make sure you never stumble in the Dark
  • BATTERY OPERATED: OxyLED motion sensor night light is powered by 4Pcs AAA batteries (not included)
  • MULTI-PURPOSE: This safelight has high quality aluminum alloy case, which has better heat dissipation performance, and it is much more durable and stylish than cheaper plastic closet light, so that It's a perfect choice to be used in attic, basement, car, chicken cope, child's room, closet, cupboard, drawer, emergency supplies storage room, garage, green house, hutch, mailbox, medicine cabinet, gun safe, storm cellar, storage unit, tool shed, vanity mirror, workstation
Bestseller No. 6
HONWELL LED Spotlight Wireless Puck Light 2 Pack with Remote and AA Battery Powered Warm White Light Closet Light with Rotatable Lights Head Stick-on Anywhere Indoor-110 Lumens
148 Reviews
HONWELL LED Spotlight Wireless Puck Light 2 Pack with Remote and AA Battery Powered Warm White Light Closet Light with Rotatable Lights Head Stick-on Anywhere Indoor-110 Lumens
  • SUPER BRIGHT LED LIGHT - 110 Lumens, Super Bright LEDS, 3000K warm white glow .
  • ONE TOUCH ON/OFF SWITCH - Press once for full brightness,press again to turn the cabinet light OFF.
  • TIMER AND DIMMER PRESETS -Remote Control: ON , OFF, Timer (15/30/60/120 minutes) & Dimmer (50% or 100% brightness, + increase brightness, - decrease brightness)
  • MULTI-DIRECTIONAL LIGHT HEADS - Picture Lights heads can swivel back and forth ,side to side ,almost any direction you need it.
  • WARRANTY - 12 Months warranty and friendly after-sale customer service.
SaleBestseller No. 7
Stick-on Anywhere Portable Little Light Wireless LED Under Cabinet Lights 10-LED Motion Sensor Activated Night Light Build in Rechargeable Battery Magnetic Tap Lights for Closet, Cabinet (Silver2)
1,620 Reviews
Stick-on Anywhere Portable Little Light Wireless LED Under Cabinet Lights 10-LED Motion Sensor Activated Night Light Build in Rechargeable Battery Magnetic Tap Lights for Closet, Cabinet (Silver2)
  • Working Mode:One end has a three way switch which is ON-OFF-G set it to always on or motion-sensor, or off It uses simple 3M sticky tapes to tape the light anywhere you want it to be.and then the light itself has a magnet built into it
  • Super Bright & Rechargeable:Built-in rechargeable 850mAh polymer lithium battery
  • Motion Sensor: Automatically senses human motion within 10ft/120° and shuts off after about 20 seconds of no movement
  • Built-in Magnet to Stick on Any ironwork:Very easy to install and get setup no need drilling or extra switch. pretty compact and stylish, so you can remove the light from the magnet for charging or as a hand-held light
  • Various applications:It can be placed in a closet, drawer, cabinet or any other dark place
SaleBestseller No. 8
Brilliant Evolution BRRC116 Wireless Ultra Thin LED Light Bar - Operates On 3 AA Batteries - Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting
885 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. 9
Brilliant Evolution BRRC133 Wireless LED Puck Light 3 Pack - Operates On 3 AA Batteries - Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting
425 Reviews
Brilliant Evolution BRRC133 Wireless LED Puck Light 3 Pack - Operates On 3 AA Batteries - Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting
  • 55 LUMENS - Super bright, long lasting LEDs. 3000K warm white glow
  • ON/OFF TAP LENS - These puck lights are not compatible with a remote
  • INSTALL IN SECONDS - Mounts with screws or adhesive tape (both are included)
  • OPERATES ON 3 AA BATTERIES (not included)
  • 100 HOUR RUN TIME - Last 4 times longer than other puck lights
SaleBestseller No. 10
Brilliant Evolution Wireless Color Changing LED Puck Light 6 Pack With 2 Remote Controls | LED Under Cabinet Lighting | Closet Light | Battery Powered Lights | Under Counter Lighting | Stick On Lights
38 Reviews
Brilliant Evolution Wireless Color Changing LED Puck Light 6 Pack With 2 Remote Controls | LED Under Cabinet Lighting | Closet Light | Battery Powered Lights | Under Counter Lighting | Stick On Lights
  • 55 LUMENS - Super bright, long lasting LEDs
  • COLOR CHANGING LEDS - 16 color options. 4 preset colors: warm white (3000K), red, green and blue
  • 2 WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROLS WITH SELECTABLE DIMMER - Turn the puck lights ON/OFF with the remote control or the tap lens. Select the exact level of brightness or press the 50% or 100% brightness button
  • OPTIONAL AUTO OFF TIMER - Leave the lights on for hours or use the optional timer that will automatically turn the lights off in 30 or 60 minutes
  • 100 HOUR BATTERY RUN TIME WHEN SET AT 100% BRIGHTNESS - Last 4 times longer than other puck lights. Operates on 3 AA batteries (not included)

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
Wireless LED puck Lights with Remote Control,6pack,Dimmable Under Cabinet Light - Battery Powered,under counter light for Bedroom, Bathroom, Kitchen, hallway
56 Reviews
Wireless LED puck Lights with Remote Control,6pack,Dimmable Under Cabinet Light - Battery Powered,under counter light for Bedroom, Bathroom, Kitchen, hallway
  • 120 Lumens & Energy-Saving - Super bright, long lasting LED,4000K natural white glow,providing sufficiently cozy and bright light for you. Perfect for your Closet, Cabinet, Bedroom, Kitchen, Bookcase, Pantry, Hallway, Stair, Step, Utility Room, Basement etc.
  • 2 Control Modes & Dimmable - Change the brightness and turn off the light automatically. There are 4 dimmable modes (10%, 40%, 80%, 100% brightness), pressing the+/-button above the lamp body ,or use the remote control to adjust brightness,The best remote control distance range is 1.6 ~21 feet.
  • Timer Presets & Automatic Turn OFF - Set the puck light to turn off in 15, 30, 60 or 120 minutes. Our lights will turn off automatically in 30 minutes without any operation, so that can achieve the batteries long and durable function.
  • Easily Install & Remove - Included 6 pieces 3M adhesive tapes for fixed install. 6 pieces magnets to stick on the lights' back faces make them magnetic to any steel surface such as refrigerator. 6 pieces stainless steel with 3M adhesive tapes to stick on anywhere.
  • What You Get - 6 * LED Puck Light (Battery Not Included), 2 * Remote Controller, 6 * 3M Adhesive Pad, 6 * Adhesive Magnet, 6 * Adhesive Stainless Steel. If you're not completely satisfied, then CONTACT US and we will give you a 100% refund within 90 days of purchase.
New
URPOWER Motion Sensor Light, USB Rechargeable Closet Light 3 Modes Motion Sensor Night Light Stick-on Anywhere LED Wall light for Bedroom Stair Cabinet Drawer with 3M Adhesive Tape(Cool White-2Pack)
10 Reviews
URPOWER Motion Sensor Light, USB Rechargeable Closet Light 3 Modes Motion Sensor Night Light Stick-on Anywhere LED Wall light for Bedroom Stair Cabinet Drawer with 3M Adhesive Tape(Cool White-2Pack)
  • 3 Working Modes: OFF/ON/AUTO switch, it can be used normal night light or motion sensor light with different modes. It can meet your different demands.
  • USB Rechargeable&Energy Saving: Built-in rechargeable 900mAh polymer lithium battery. The motion sensor light takes only 3-4 hours to be fully charged.
  • Easy Installation Ways: Built-in Magnet to stick on anywhere. Perfect for closet,cabinet, bedroom,kitchen,stairs and other indoor places.
  • Motion Sensor: Auto turn on when people come to the 120°sensor range,when people left away, it will turn off after 18s.
  • Warranty: 100% new with 90 days money back guarantee and 1 year warranty.
New
Wireless Under Cabinet Lighting Battery Powered LED Motion Sensor Lights, SZOKLED Cupboard Kitchen lighting, Closet Light, Under Counter Light, Stick On Night Lights Strip Bar for Stairs, White 4 Pack
4 Reviews
Wireless Under Cabinet Lighting Battery Powered LED Motion Sensor Lights, SZOKLED Cupboard Kitchen lighting, Closet Light, Under Counter Light, Stick On Night Lights Strip Bar for Stairs, White 4 Pack
  • 【Automatic Motion Sensor Lights】motion sensor light turn on automatically within 10 ft. turn off automatically after 12-17 seconds if no motion detected. It will turn on only when it is dark and when motion is detected
  • 【High Brightness & Battery Powered】motion sensor lights include 10 pcs high quality LEDs, Not like a reading lights but enough to see clearly in dark, operated by 4pcs AAA battery, long battery lifespan
  • 【Install Easily & Widely Application】motion sensor lights can be installed in seconds by adhesive strip with magnetic and detach easily also, change battery easily, no tools, screws. Perfect for under cabinets, kitchen, closets, bedroom, stairs, pantry, shelf, showcase, bookcase, basement, cupboard, entryway, mailbox, gun safe, storm cellar, storage, unit tool shed, vanity mirror, workstation, etc.
  • 【Important Tips】 if it lights up itself in daytime, means battery runs out, please replace battery asap. Please do not install light too close from each other, otherwise lights cannot work. if lights cannot work, please make sure battery is installed correctly and it is dark enough
  • 【Reliable & Long Lifespan】we can supply 30-day money back guarantee and 12-month warranty, if write valued review and contact us, warranty can be extended to 18 months. do not hesitate to purchase. Any question about products, please contact us before review, you will get satisfied reply and solution

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