Are you looking for LED under cabinet lighting options and installation information? You have come to the right place. Dolce Electric Co, voted best electricians Mesa AZ, schedules a local in-office electrician in Mesa AZ that homeowners and businesses can consult with free of charge. He will answer all of your questions about under cabinet LED lighting and go over all of the available LED under cabinet lighting options as well as the best methods of concealing and installing under cabinet lighting.
Our local Mesa electricians are LED home lighting experts and are available for free consultations from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM today, Wednesday, May 27th, 2020. Give them a call today during office hours and get the LED under cabinet lighting information that you’re looking for.
LED Under Cabinet Lighting Options
Under cabinet LED lighting is available in four primary fixture types. Some are easier to install than others and each one delivers a different amount and spread of light due to its shape and number of diodes per foot. Click on the links below for more information about a certain type of under counter LED lighting.
LED Rope Lighting
All surface mounted LED lights should be placed on the front most portion of the bottom of the upper cabinets (away from the wall). LED under kitchen cabinet lighting should always be mounted with a small space between the surface and fixture allowing heat to escape which will lengthen the lifespan of the fixture.
Whether you’re considering LED lights for homes or businesses it’s important to remember that LED lights are semiconductors chips (much like those in your computer) and they can be easily damaged or destroyed by power surges. Dolce Electric Company always recommends whole house surge protection to protect your LED lights and all other electronic equipment in your home from power spikes and surges.
What Is LED Lighting
LED lighting, unlike conventional lighting that uses either fluorescent or incandescent light bulbs, generates its illumination by the movement of electrons through semiconductor chips known as light emitting diodes or LED’s. This process is called electroluminescence which is defined as the recombination of electrons and holes in a material such as a semiconductor which causes the electrons to release their energy as photons or light. In other words, there are no light bulbs to replace with LED lights.
The very first LED lights were invented by Russian scientist Oleg Vladimirovich Losev in 1927. The first U.S. Companies to widely use LED lights were General Electric, Monsanto Corporation and Hewlett-Packard in the late 1960’s. The LED lights of this era produced small amounts of light but they were still very energy efficient, long lasting and fast responding making them ideal for the first electronic calculators and other electronics of the era.
Since then LED lighting has evolved. Today’s LED lights for homes and businesses are much more powerful and energy efficient making them a top choice for lighting designers and energy conscious homeowners and businesses. The latest LED lighting fixtures use as much as 90% less electricity when compared to conventional light bulbs. Considering that lighting accounts for 13% of the average residential electric bill, LED home lighting makes good financial sense. Life expectancy is as much as 100,000 hours, that’s 85,000 hours longer than the best fluorescent bulbs which provides further savings.
LED lighting does not emit light in all directions however; it’s directional or focused making it an excellent choice for kitchen under cabinet lighting. Much smaller in size; remember we are comparing a semiconductor chip to light bulb, LED cabinet lighting is better for concealing the entire fixture from view. Greatly reduced heat generation also makes LED kitchen lighting a preferred choice for the cook of the home.
What’s My Next Step?
Dolce Electric Company has scheduled a local, in-office electrician Mesa AZ homeowners and businesses can consult with free of charge between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM today, Wednesday, May 27th, 2020. Our local Mesa AZ electricians will go over all of the available LED under cabinet lighting options and provide you with the information you’re looking for. Call our electricians in Mesa AZ today during regular business hours; you’ll be happy you did!