Monday, February 27, 2012

Inexpensive Under Cabinet Lighting

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I love under cabinet lighting and have always wanted it in each of the homes we have lived in. The above kitchen is so bright and airy!

Here is our kitchen this evening with overhead lighting on and the lamp on top of the fridge on. 

Here it is with the lights off except the lamp. Dark granite and dark cabinets make for a dark kitchen. We have purchased several different versions of under cabinet lighting in the past but I was never happy with the fact that we could see the the lights or the wiring. Our plugs are actually boxes on the bottom of the cabinets so when we plugged the under cabinet lighting in you could see the plugs. Just like you can see the cords in the righthand side there by the fridge for the lamp and my tart warmer. That drives me insane. I wish the outlets were in the back splash instead.

So can you imagine my excitement last weekend when we stumbled upon these at Costco!? They seemed like the perfect answer.

I attached them using velcro since I did not want to screw into the bottom of our cabinets. They have motion sensors and three settings. You can have them on auto or you can have them set to motion or just off and the motion thingy moves around so you can adjust it. Hmm, so now that they are up you are probably wondering just how bright they are seeing as they run off of three AA batteries. 

Seeing as they are LED lights they are pretty dang bright! Here is a pic with the overhead lighting on. 

And here is a pic with it off. I say they are well worth the $20 per pack that we paid. We purchased two packs but I want to go back and get a third because I think we need one over there by the cookbooks. The Hubster thinks its fine though. He wanted the fourth one above our computer. And even though they are a different color light than our oven light I am completely fine with that.

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P.s. Can I tell you how bad I want new granite or to paint our cabinets!! They are beautiful so it will kill me to paint them but let me tell ya if we end up not moving this summer I am feeling a make over coming on!;)

21 comments:

  1. The undercounter lighting you found looks like it's doing a really great job!

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  2. I think your kitchen lights are fabulous. In fact I think you entire kitchen is very pretty and warm!

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  3. This is what I need Pam..thanks for the head up..Hope you have a GREAT week girl..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  4. I have never seen lights like that before! Your kitchen looks gorgeous! I will have to keep an eye out for those.
    ~Des

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  5. I have never seen lights like that before! Your kitchen looks gorgeous! I will have to keep an eye out for those.
    ~Des

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  6. I love undercounter lights and those are so bright~! I'll be looking for some. thanks for the heads up about them and where to get the product.

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  7. Those are great, Pamela. I would get another set or two for that corner. I am glad we had the electrician wire our kitchen for under cabinet lighting when we built. I have one that needs to be replaced if the mister ever remembers.

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  8. Wow, these are great! Your kitchen looks gorgeous! Very warm and inviting!! I'll have to look for these. I have one corner that I think could use some extra lighting. Thanks for the heads up!

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  9. You have such a beautiful kitchen! the lights look great and I love the little lamp on top of the fridge too...I'll have to look for some of these lights too! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Fantasic idea! I'll have to keep my eye out for them! You have a beautiful kitchen love the wood your cabinets are made out of!

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  11. I need under counter lighting bad, Pamela! With no window on that side of our condo I rely on the natural light that comes through the other rooms during the day. We do have recessed lighting but I hate the harshness. I have three lamps in there, too. Meanwhile, I've had two packages of under counter lighting sitting in my garage for two months now. Hubby says he's taking a few vacation days in the next few weeks, so I am putting that on my list of things I need him to do!

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  12. Pamela, I like the color's of your kitchen , Very warm and at home feeling, And those lights are a great find. I was thinking about the same thing the other day for my kitchen. Thanks sharing.

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  13. I have under counter lighting in most of my kitchen with the exception of the butlers pantry...What a great product...I have to make a Costco run...

    Your kitchen is beautiful especially "under the lights"!

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  14. What a great product and the undercounter lighting is so nice. I have it and just love it. Mine lighting fixtures are a tad bigger than I wished they were.
    Your kitchen is just beautiful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. Really, I had no idea, no idea at all. Thanks.

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  16. Awesome lights!
    ... and no electrician required - yay :)

    Greetings from Australia♥

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  17. What a score ... love the lights, and the fact that they are wireless! I might have to make a trip to Costco now! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. What a great option! I need some! I love your kitchen!
    Debbie

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  19. It is a great option my friend has these on her desk hutch. Clever idea. Beautiful kitchens.

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  20. Looks great! I've had it in all my houses and it is so helpful for working let alone how pretty it can be in the evening!
    Lorraine

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  21. Love your kitchen. Your new lighting is just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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