Under Cabinet Lighting Installation

Almost everyone has something they’d like to change about their kitchen. Whether they want bigger cabinets, more storage area, new countertops, an island, or upgraded appliances, there’s always something to be done.

One thing that often eludes the attention of homeowners when it comes to the kitchen is the lighting. However, once you notice how the lighting in your kitchen could be improved, it’s hard to look at the room in the same way again.

A great way to improve your kitchen lighting without breaking the bank is to add under cabinet lights. This type of lighting adds greater control to how your kitchen is lit and even makes it easier to cook and clean.

Curious to know more about under cabinet lighting installation? Keep reading to learn about the advantages and the different lighting options that you can implement.

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Advantages of Under Cabinet Lighting

Adding new lighting increases the warmth and functionality of any room. Here are a few of the benefits of under cabinet lighting:

  • It can reduce or even eliminate the need for more expensive lighting fixtures in your kitchen.
  • It directly illuminates work surfaces, making it easy to see what you’re doing. It also makes it easier to notice messes that might otherwise blend into the countertop.
  • Under cabinet lighting is usually positioned at or below head height for most people. This prevents your own shadow from limiting your visibility when prepping or cooking food.
  • As these bulbs hide inconspicuously beneath your cabinets, you don’t have to worry about their appearance.
  • Under cabinet lights reflect off countertops and create a pleasing ambience in your kitchen.
  • Any kitchen lighting upgrades are a reliable way to add value to your home when it’s time to sell.

Types of Under Cabinet Lighting

When choosing under cabinet lighting options, there are a few different types that you can purchase. Each comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, making some a better fit for your kitchen than others. Consult the table below to determine which type of lighting meets your needs.

Light Type



Puck lights

Easy to install

Focused beam



Heat emission with certain bulb types

Uneven light distribution

Xenon lights

Low initial cost

Hard-wired and plug-in options


High energy consumption

Heat emissions

LED strips


Easy to install

Visually inconspicuous


Dim lighting

May require a separate power supply

Fluorescent lights

Good light distribution

Low heat emission

Higher installation cost

Dim lighting

LED lights

Powerful light


Long lasting

Low heat emission

Higher installation cost

May require a separate power supply

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Under Cabinet Lighting Installation Services

Now that you know more about under cabinet lighting options and how they can improve the appearance and functionality of your kitchen, you can decide if this type of lighting is right for you! If you’ve decided this is the way to go, Mr. Electric™ offers under cabinet lighting installation services in your area!

Ready to brighten your kitchen? Call us at (844) 866-1367 or schedule an appointment online today!