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
4,475 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. 2
Brilliant Evolution BRRC116 Wireless Ultra Thin LED Light Bar - Operates On 3 AA Batteries - Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting
1,291 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. 3
Sycees Plug-in LED Night Light Lamp with Dusk to Dawn Sensor for Bedroom, Bathroom, Kitchen, Hallway, Stairs, Warm White, 6-Pack
4,638 Reviews
Sycees Plug-in LED Night Light Lamp with Dusk to Dawn Sensor for Bedroom, Bathroom, Kitchen, Hallway, Stairs, Warm White, 6-Pack
  • 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
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
394 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!
SaleBestseller No. 5
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)
2,049 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. 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
316 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.
Bestseller No. 7
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
588 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
Bestseller No. 8
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
912 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. 9
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
4,145 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. 10
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
109 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.

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

SaleNew
Motion Sensor Closet Lights, HOKOILN 10 LED Motion Sensor Lights, Stick-on Anywhere Wireless Battery Operated Night Light Bar, Safe Lights for Closet Cabinet Wardrobe Stairs, 3 Pack
4 Reviews
Motion Sensor Closet Lights, HOKOILN 10 LED Motion Sensor Lights, Stick-on Anywhere Wireless Battery Operated 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 25-30 seconds of no motion detected. It will turn on only when it is Dark and when motion is detected
  • 💡BATTERY OPERATED - This Motion Sensing Closet Light is powered by 4PCS AAA batteries (not included). Smart sensor chip with passive infrared technology, reliable performance and high sensitivity, accurately detect your movement.
  • 💡IDEAL LIGHTING - 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
  • 💡SIMPLE INSTALLATION - An adhesive strip with magnetic fields is easily attached to and detachable from the lamp body. No tools, screws or nuts are required, 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
  • 💡RELIABLE & LONG LIFESPAN - We are professional motion sensor LED cabinet lights manufacturer, we can supply 30-day money back guarantee and 12-month warranty, if write valued review and contact us, warranty will be extended . Do not hesitate to purchase. Any question about products, please contact us before review, you will get satisfied reply and solution
SaleNew
Under Cabinet LED lighting kit, 6 PCS LED Strip lights with Remote Control Dimmer and Adapter, Dimmable for Kitchen Cabinet,Counter,Shelf,TV Back,Showcase 6000K White, Super Bright 9.8 ft
13 Reviews
Under Cabinet LED lighting kit, 6 PCS LED Strip lights with Remote Control Dimmer and Adapter, Dimmable for Kitchen Cabinet,Counter,Shelf,TV Back,Showcase 6000K White, Super Bright 9.8 ft
  • DIY LED light strip: 6 PCS pre-cut strips, total 9.8ft, many kinds of connection option, Great way to upgrade your cabinets, closet, desk, TV back, bookshelf, bed, wardrobe, display case etc
  • Super Bright&Brightness adjustable: Super bright LED cabinet lights delivers total 1500 lumen, Came with RF dimmer to adjust the brightness.
  • Wireless remote control: 16-Key remote has timing, hot buttons and dynamic function, 60 feet control distance
  • Safety: 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
New
Wireless LED Puck Light 6 Pack With Remote Control, RGB Color Changing LED Under Cabinet Lighting, Closet Light, Battery Powered Lights, Under Counter Lighting, Stick On Lights-Large Size 3xAA Battery
33 Reviews
Wireless LED Puck Light 6 Pack With Remote Control, RGB Color Changing LED Under Cabinet Lighting, Closet Light, Battery Powered Lights, Under Counter Lighting, Stick On Lights-Large Size 3xAA Battery
  • 【Remote & Manual Control】Closet lights are equipped with 2 remote controls, freely setting switches/brightness/color/lighting mode and timing.Pressing the lamp shell can turn the light ON/OFF.
  • 【12 colors & 9 light levels】4 preset lights: White, red, green, blue. 9 light levels can be suited to reading/sleeping and different modes.
  • 【Time setting & automatically shut down】Cabinet light can be set to turn off automatically for 30/60 minutes, no more worries forgetting lights turn off
  • 【Easy installation】Wireless LED light, battery operated(3×AA, not included,rechargeable batteries are recommended), easy to replace in anywhere you want;
  • 【Warranty】Our products are guaranteed for 12 months.If there are quality problems or damage package, please feel free to contact us for replacement or refund.

Under Cabinet Lights Video

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