There is no doubt that kitchen cabinet lighting can add a new level of beauty to your kitchen. You are going to find that in general, these lights will help to bring out the life in countertops, add depth to your cabinets and allow you to proudly display your special pieces of dishware as well.
Under Cabinet Lighting
The most common style of lighting with cabinets is going to be under cabinet lighting and it tends to be easy to install. With this process, you are going to install a strip of lighting under the cabinets that will provide you with the necessary lighting. This can be an actual electrical powered light or one that operates on battery power. Other options may include complete cabinet lighting kits and even with low voltage lighting.You may even want to consider LED lighting as well. Depending on your comfort level with electricity, you will want to be sure that you consider all options.
Your kitchen cabinet lighting will be fairly easy to install. The traditional route is going to be to attach it to an actual electrical source when possible. That way, you can ensure that you have the light you need, without spending too much time trying to figure it out.
To begin this traditional process, you are going to want to grab some basic supplies that you will need to successfully install these items. This will include #12 wire, wire ties, an electrical box, light switch and of course the lights that you are going to be installing.
When you have these items ready, you will move on to installing your kitchen cabinet lighting. What you will want to do is measure the new light and attempt to place it directly in the center of the cabinet it will be installed in. When that is done, you are going to run a wire to this area. The wire should be hardly noticeable at this point. If possible, make a hole in the back of the cabinet to run your wire to ensure that no one will see it. Along with this, you want to make sure that there are no factors that are going to ignite a fire if the wire becomes too warm in this process as well.
Next, secure the lighting source the wire and ensure it fits snug against the cabinet. If the lighting source hangs down, there is a potential for accidental shocks and other problems that can occur. What you are going to find is that you are able to often tighten the screws that you are using for this lighting source and it will help you to get the unit flush against the cabinet.
Then take the remainder of the #12 wire line and run it to a switchbox. This will give you the chance to use the switch as a way to operate your light. Before you secure the face on this switch, make sure that you have everything fastened and secure.
What you are going to find is that this process is a very quick and simple one. Note that if you are not familiar with running wire and handling electricity you might want to check with a professional to help you install your kitchen cabinet lighting. However, if you are comfortable with the process, you are going to find that this is a very fun and rewarding process.