Under Cabinet Lighting Installation in Miramar, Davie & Nearby Cities

Things to know about under cabinet lighting installation

Installing under cabinet lighting can enhance both the functionality and ambiance of your kitchen or workspace. Javier’s Painting & Handyman Services provides under cabinet lighting installation in Hollywood, FL, Davie, Miramar, Hallandale Beach, Dania Beach and surrounding regions.

These are key things to consider for a successful installation:Under Cabinet Lighting Installation in Hollywood, FL, Davie, Miramar, Hallandale Beach, Dania Beach

  1. Types of Under Cabinet Lighting: Choose between LED strips, puck lights, or linear light bars. LED lights are energy-efficient and provide a good amount of light without generating heat.
  2. Power Source: Determine how the lights will be powered. Options include hardwiring directly to an electrical circuit, plugging into an outlet, or battery-operated lights. Hardwiring provides a seamless look but may require an electrician.
  3. Lighting Layout: Plan where you want the lights to go. Typically, lights are installed towards the front of the cabinet to illuminate the countertop below. Measure the length of cabinets to determine how many lights you need.
  4. Brightness and Color Temperature: Consider the brightness level (measured in lumens) and color temperature (measured in Kelvins) of the lights. For kitchen tasks, a color temperature around 3000K to 4000K is recommended as it provides a bright, neutral light.
  5. Installation Tools: Gather the necessary tools such as a screwdriver, measuring tape, level, pencil, and possibly a drill if you are hardwiring the lights.
  6. Mounting Options: LED strips often come with adhesive backing for easy installation. Puck lights and light bars may require screws or brackets to mount securely under the cabinets.
  7. Wiring Considerations: If hardwiring, ensure you follow electrical codes and safety guidelines. If you’re not comfortable with electrical work, consult a professional electrician.
  8. Dimmers and Controls: Decide if you want dimmable lights or if you prefer them to be on/off only. Dimmers offer flexibility in controlling the ambiance of the space.
  9. Clearance and Accessibility: Ensure there is enough clearance between the lights and the countertop for adequate illumination. Also, consider accessibility for maintenance and changing bulbs if necessary.
  10. Aesthetics: Under cabinet lighting should complement your kitchen decor. Choose a style and finish that blends well with your cabinets and backsplash.
  11. Budget: Consider your budget for both the lights themselves and any additional costs like tools or professional installation if needed.
  12. Safety: Always prioritize safety when working with electricity. Turn off the power at the breaker before beginning any electrical work.

By considering these factors and planning carefully, you can achieve effective under cabinet lighting that enhances both the functionality and visual appeal of your kitchen or workspace.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us.