"Light is the first element of design; without it there is no color, form, or texture." - Thomas E. Farin, founder of Pegasus Lighting
Lighting can add depth or drama to your cabinet or to the items inside your cabinet and it can give even a small display inside your cabinet a "dimensional quality."
The ambient light provided by the room is often not enough to see what is in or under your cabinet.
Colored lighting effects may add warmth, energy, and pizzazz to your cabinet or its contents.
Fluorescent lighting is, without question, the coolest of all of the light sources and modern, high quality fluorescent lamps provide excellent lighting with very good color rendition.
Line Voltage Halogen Lighting
Line voltage halogen lighting is often too hot to use in or under cabinets.
Low Voltage Halogen Lighting
Low voltage halogen lighting offers a very white, crisp kind of light source that has excellent color rendering capabilities and often makes crystal and jewelry "sparkle."
Under cabinet lighting may be critical for good task lighting. Good task lighting will eliminate someone working in his/her shadow and, in some instances, provides "safety lighting" that might prevent an unnecessary accident.
Xenon lighting is long-life incandescent lighting that can be dimmed, if need be.
Written by Chris Johnson