LED or Halogen undercounter lights, what brand?

butkusrulesMarch 15, 2010

I don't know anything about under counter lights. So whats the best type of undercounter light and which brand or brands?

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David

You might consider looking at solutions from such web sites as
http://www.environmentallights.com
http://www.polar-ray.com
http://www.elementalled.com

to name a few. I would steer away from stores like ikea, Lowes, Home Depot and Lamps Plus

    Bookmark   March 15, 2010 at 11:51PM
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inter_alia

I recently had GMlighting.net LED strip lights installed. They were the high output 3 watts/foot version. They seem very nice and are quite bright. I would not go any brighter then 3 w/ft. I am looking a spending more to dim them (diff power supply and dimmer switch). Std output lights are half the power, I think I would want brighter then that, but can't say for sure.

I wouldn't suggest GM because I don't think you can buy them on the Inet, and they seem expensive.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2010 at 11:03PM
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housavvy

I'd recommend the LED.
Maxim, GM and Kichler all have good ones.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2010 at 12:28PM
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inter_alia

Now that the backsplash tile is installed the 3 watts/foot LED lights do not seem as bright, seem just right. Need to use them for more time to be sure.

One negative is looking into the counters you see all the little dots of light. that would be true for any undercab lights.

The GM Lighting is fine stuff, but have to buy at local electrical supply houses. Some of it is special order. I would probably order an Internet product.

BTW the lights are called "Under _Cabinet_" and not "Under Counter".

    Bookmark   March 25, 2010 at 5:21PM
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