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Under-Cabinet Lighting – 5 Reasons to Install – Zeus Electric

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Under-Cabinet Lighting is very beneficial in many ways to you and your property’s value. Especially if your are updating your kitchen, your must consider installing under-cabinet lighting.

Before you can really decide on best lighting solution for your kitchen, you have to know what is under-cabinet lighting, what kinds are available and the benefits of installing them.

What is Under-Cabinet Lighting?

Under-cabinet lighting is a type of lighting that runs underneath your cabinets. This type of lighting not only adds efficiency to your kitchen tasks, but also adds style to your kitchen. Under-cabinet lighting is a useful addition to any kitchen, and luckily there are many options to choose from.

Under-Cabinet Lighting Varieties

There is a wide variety of electrical choices, formats and types of under-cabinet lights on the market, which makes customization easy and fun. As you consider installing these lights, you should look at the options that are out there.

Electrical Choices:

There are a couple of different options to choose from when deciding on your under-cabinet lighting. You can choose to install hard-wired, plug-in or battery-operated under-cabinet lighting.

  • Hard-wired lighting means you can turn the lights on by a pre-existing switch, but they are also the most expensive option.
  • Plug-in lighting means you will have a switch on the light bar or pucks themselves, which ends up being a modest cost.
  • Battery-operated will have to be turned on individually, and you will need to replace the batteries occasionally.

Under-Cabinet Lighting Benefits

If you are still on the fence about whether to invest the time and money into this type of home lighting, here are a few reasons why you should consider it.


Under & Above cabinet lighting actually will save you money on your energy bill, especially if you install LED lights. It saves money because you don’t have to light up the whole room to see what you are doing while cooking.


Because you are not standing between the light and the counter there are less shadows you have to deal with. Shadows can impede your ability to cook therefore having adequate lighting can be very helpful.


Under and Above cabinet lighting is also able to add a unique style to your kitchen due to the layered aspect of the lights. As a result, having a unique and modern style in your kitchen can add value to your home.


LED Strips can enhance the way a room looks. Thus if they are installed correctly, this type of lighting can make a room shine. Therefore if you’re looking for a cost efficient way to add safety and efficiency to your kitchen, consider installing Under/Above cabinet lights.

If you’re looking for a cheap, simple way to add safety and efficiency to your kitchen, consider installing under-cabinet lights.

Talk to a Professional

If you are still not convinced that the benefits of under-cabinet lighting are worthwhile and something that would improve your home decor, you can talk to a professional about how we can install them in your home.

Contact Zeus Electric today if you have any questions or concerns about under-cabinet lighting installation. Our consultants/electricians will gladly assist you on your decision.