There are different ways to do cabinet lighting. One is to provide a bright work light in the kitchen on the work area (the countertop). The other is to accent inside a glass doored cabinet with decorative display type lighting. Another way is to add uplighting over the cabinets, accentuating ceiling height and softening the general kitchen lighting. Many types of cabinet light fixtures can be used for decorating a backsplash or countertop with light.
When using under cabinet lights for a work area or kitchen counter, make sure you have enough light. Depending upon the task and your age, you may need 50 footcandles or more. For the best looking and most natural type of under cabinet lighting, use light fixtures that are in the range of 3000K to 3500K color temperature. Also, in addition to color temperature, find a color rendering index (CRI) that is 80 or higher, preferably between 90 and 100 to show colors naturally and accurately. Use one fixture per cabinet and select a size that will work with the cabinet frame.
PRIORI T2 Cabinet Lights are energy efficient and last a long time. They burn cool so that unnecessary heat does not build up in the kitchen work zone. Each has its own switch, but can be controlled from a wall switch instead.
PRIORI Xenon Under Cabinet Lights are dimmable which makes them versatile, while saving energy. Set light levels high for cooking and then lower the cabinet lights with either the hi/low switch or with a dimmer for ambient light, accent light or even a night light effect.
Choose Halogen Under Cabinet Lights for a bright white light that’s dimmable and economical. These are for hardwire use only.
For in cabinet lighting, use one puck light per glass door and if possible, use a dimmable light fixture to increase the types of mood lighting you can create. Keep on high for display lighting and to attract attention. Dim down to low for a nice ambient light or night light.
For over cabinet lighting, use incandescent rope light or LED rope light. Determine the length of the run by measuring from the wall to the front edge of the cabinets, along the face of the set of cabinets, then back to the wall. Rope light comes with clips to hold the rope lights in place.