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:
- Bright enough to see where you're going in the dark without turning on other lights, but not so bright as to blind you
- Built-in smart light sensor, the nightlight automatically lights up only when the room is dark enough
- Offset plugs and compact size, the nite lite does not block the 2nd outlet
- Costs you less than $0.20 per year to operate (based on 11¢/kWh), and no bulbs to replace with long life LEDs
- Perfect for hallway, kitchen, stairs, living room, bathroom, bedroom, nursery, anywhere you need a guiding light
- 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)
- MOTION AND LIGHT DETECTION SENSOR - The built in motion sensor detects body heat to automatically illuminate the room when you enter and shut off when you leave. The light detection sensor will deactivate the LED light the instant it detects light is on to maximize battery life.
- 16 LED COLORS - You can choose a fixed color to fit your mood or choose carousel mode which will cycle seamlessly through every shade of color inside your toilet bowl when activated. Kids love the glowing water of their lighted potty! Colors include blue, teal, red, purple, indigo, green, yellow, amber, orange, white and more.
- FLEXIBLE ARM - The flexible arm can be bent to secure the unit for any size toilet bowl- resting just below the seat lid and onto the rim. The bendable arms provide a more secure fit than other toilet lights with cheap suction cups.
- 5 STAGE DIMMER - Make your toilet bowl nightlight glow as dark or bright as you want by selecting from up to 5 different levels of brightness.
- LIFETIME WARRANTY - LumiLux is your prime source for automatic, illuminated toilet bowl lights. If anything goes wrong with your Lumilux Toilet Night Light we will send you a new one absolutely free.
- 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
- Not too bright, not too dim, just the right amount of light to see where you are going in the dark
- Built-in sensitive light sensor, the nightlight automatically turns on at dusk and off at dawn
- night light uses 4pcs long-life LED,if lights up to 8hrs each day, only 2.2 Kwh per year
- The nightlight is perfect for hallway, bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, living room, nursery, kids room or anywhere you need some extra light
- [ 100% Satisfied ] - If you're not in love with it for whatever reason, we'll give you a full replacement or refund-no questions asked.
- 18-Inch warm white fluorescent under cabinet light fixture
- Add light where you need it with fluorescent under cabinet lighting by General Electric. Ideal for kitchen, home office, studio, utility room, basement, workshop, garage, and more
- Fully assembled and ready to install, installation hardware and instructions included. Comes with warm white bulb, 5-foot power cord and built-in on/off rocker switch
- Instant on electric ballast system, for a flicker free startup and no hum technology
- UL listed and comes with 1-year limited warranty
- 【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".
- 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
- Set of 3 motion-sensing LED nightlights for indoor or outdoor use. The LED directs 20 lumens of neutral white light downward to light pathways and stairs. You will get more than 80 hours of light on one set of batteries
- Motion sensor for auto-on up to 9 feet; auto-off after 30 seconds of no motion detected
- Super-bright LED bulbs last up to 50,000 hours; stays off during daylight hours
- Simple to install--no hardwiring; requires 4 AA batteries (not included)
- Each light measures 1.2 inches long by 3.75 inches wide by 3.25 inches tall
- 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)
Types of Under Cabinet LightsThe 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
- 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.
- High Capacity: 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.
- Remote Control: Turn on/off, adjust brightness, timing set. can control each light individually or all lights (more than 3pcs) together
- Can work without remote: turn on/off light via touch switch when remote is not around you
- Powered by 4 pcs AAA batteries for every LED lamp(not included), and remote control need 2pc AAA battery (Not Included)please adjust brightness for better battery lifespan
- Dimmable Function: Freely adjust 10 levels of brightness as you like. And the light could be dim down to 50% and brighten up to 100% by one key.
- LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDED: Built-in rechargeable battery works for 6 Month once fully charged,one purchase for long time use without changing 3A battery cells from time to time
- 3 METER MOTION SENSING: With Infrared body sensor, it will be turn on by detecting the motion of human in the dark. Auto-on within 10 feet, auto-off after 12-15 seconds of no motion detected within the range of 120 degree
- 100,000 HOURS LIFESPAN: With 10 durable LED bulbs built-in,enough to see around your entire room with no difficulty
- EASY INSTALLATION: With the magnetic strip, No need to broke your wall, your ceiling or wardrobe. It can stick-on anywhere, perfect motion sensor night light for closet, stairs, pantry, bathroom, basement, entryway etc
- RELIABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE: You'll experience 24-hour professional and friendly customer support, 18-month warranty as long as you start with a single "BUY". 1. The light won't turn on if the light sensor detects enough light. 2. Never install the light near the place where is damp or with high temperature to keep the sticky tape work well
Under Cabinet Lights Video
Here is a YouTube video discussing various types of under cabinet lights: