Choosing the Right LED Under Cabinet Light
LED undercabinet lighting offers low energy consumption, low costs, easy installation, and long lives. These fixtures can be used for cabinet, bookcase, cove, shelf, and closet lighting. Choosing the right undercabinet light will offer you the best out of the rewards they are proven to show.
With new light bulbs, shopping by lumens is more important than shopping by watts when choosing which energy-efficient bulb to purchase. While wattage measures the amount of energy required to light products, lumens measure the amount of light produced. This means that the more lumens the product has, the brighter the light source is. Instead of buying products based on how much energy they consume (watts), consumers should consider how much light they give us (lumens).
Wattage is the measure of the bulb's energy consumption - not how much light it puts out. Energy-efficient bulbs use fewer watts to give off the same amount of brightness (lumens). Because of this, LEDs (which have typically low wattages when compared with lumens) not only help reduce energy usage but also lower electric bills.
These fixtures come in 12-20+ inches, providing a number of different options for sizing. The size of the light you would need is determined by the area in which you are working in.
Color temperature refers to the color appearance of the light that comes from a light source. It's an important performance characteristic to asses when evaluating bulbs because the color temperature creates the mood of the space you are lighting and can thus influence buying behavior or work performance. The apparent color of a light source is measured in Kelvin. The higher the Kelvin temperature, the whiter the light.