Fluorescent under cabinet lights are some of the most energy efficient light fixtures, especially given their impressive amount of light output. These low-profile T2 Fluorescent Thin Task Lights will illuminate any surface with a bright white light that boasts an average of 8,000 hours of use before requiring replacement bulbs. This product is ENERGY STAR qualified and easy to install.
Accessories Included: each fixture includes one built-in direct connector for seamless end-to-end transitions and one 3/8-inch cable connector for strain relief while hardwiring to power.
Connecting to Power: can either plug-in or hardwire directly to power. To plug-in, a power cord is required (sold separately). To hardwire, use one of the rear knockouts.
Linking Cables: available in several lengths. Electrically links 2 fixtures together over a short distance or around corners.
Hardwire Box: optional for hardwiring to power. Purchase the hardwire box to eliminate visible wire running from the wall.
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We purchased eight of these lights for our kitchen about 1 and 1/2 year ago. One failed shortly after installation and was replaced by the electrician. The replacement failed less than a year later and will need to be replaced again. A third light is now going in and out, apparently due to a poor electrical contact (the light comes back on after moving a bit). That makes the failure rate of the product 37%.
Just installed these under cabinet lights. I absolutely love them. The brightness is not overpowering and the light is diffused well. The profile is great. I won't even have to add trim to the bottom of my cabinets. My electrician was impressed with style and quality of the lights.
Pros: slim profile variety of sizes good light distribution
Our kitchen is a mid-century dungeon, so when I saw this light it seemed like just what we needed to be able to add some light by the stove top. It was easy to install and gave just the amount of light needed to be able to use the space between the Fridge and Stove-top. Couldn't be happier!
This is my second purchase of these lights for another area in the house. We love these lights. Fairly easy to install. It can be a bit tricky hardwiring the smaller lights like this one. Fairly tight inside the box. Gives excellent coverage of light and the brightness is just right. You can't go wrong with these lights.
Pros: Awesome! Easy install. Perfect even lighting Cool running
Cons: The only thing that annoyed me was the sticker they put on the window that reminds you to remove the packing around the bulb. I understand it has to be there but it has the gooey glue that you need go off or nail polish remover to remove.
Just installed 13 of these units under 42 feet of cabinets and found the lighting to be bright enough for task lighting and still looked attractive by the fact that you can't see them looking straight on.
This light is very well made and it provides a light that is warmer than most fluorescents, looking very similar to an incandescent. And it puts out a very respectable amount of light for a 6 watt bulb. Small (under 12 inches) fluorescents are not easy to find and I would strongly recommend this one.
Overall, these are excellent, well made, easy to install lights that perform well...with one caveat: The knock-outs on several of the lights were not well cut. Getting the knock outs removed was overly difficult. Other than that, everything went very smoothly. I mixed direct wiring with the available connecting cords based on my layout, and everything worked perfectly. Where I was able to use the available connection cords, I obviously did not need to deal with the knock-out issue. The push-in connectors for direct wiring were easy to use as well. I would recommend these lights.
Pros: Well made Well designed Easy wiring Available connecting cords Excellent light
Installation is easy. When working, they provide an excellent lighting solution for 120v ac hard wired shallow surface mount under cabinet lighting solutions. Fit and finish is good but not great. I bought a set of these for my entire kitchen. All the 14-inch tubes kept popping out the mounting bases after 1 month of use (I did not see this in the other lengths), from heat I suspect. I eventually used a small amount of plumbers goop to fix the tubes into the mounting bases so they would no longer come out. The fix worked great until one unit died just before the 2-year warranty period expired. I contacted support and they immediately shipped me a replacement unit – no questions asked, with a prepaid shipping label. Kudos for the excellent support and communication from Pegasus. Thank you! Overall an excellent product, despite the minor quality issues, would definitely buy again.
Pros: Thin, easy assembly, nice appearance, great lighting when working. Almost a great product. Best of all, immediate and great support from Pegasus.
Cons: Bulbs frequently pop out on small length units. Some mounting bases had to be reworked to get them to function reliably. One unit defective after almost 2 years.
Installation is easy, not flimsy, great paint job. The lamps have lasted over a year so far for a client. Had one defective transformer out of seven which was exchanged without a problem. The interconnect cable ends are large and add to the length and will not go through a small hole from cabinet to cabinet. I hard wired each one. No hum, very bright and no plastic to break or discolor. Customers are happy with the final outcome.
Pros: The quality of construction, no cuts from low budget engineering. High quality glass.
I love these skinny little fluorescents! At less than an inch high, you cannot see any of the hardware under the counters. They are substantial and excellent quality, quite a bit different from the offerings at the big box stores. Also, there was a short length available, in addition to the other lengths. They give plenty of light, and I am 100% pleased. These exceeded my expectations. Thanks!
Pros: 1) excellent quality - well built, not at all flimsy. 2) so thin you can't see them under the counter 3) good size choices 4) plenty of light 5) the right price for the quality
It really lights up my work section of the kitchen counter. I probably should have gotten a light that could be dimmed some when I'm not working, but it does certainly do the job. Also, the order was here in no time with no problems.
I just purchased these lights and could not be happier. They are well made and nothing like some of the junk you find in home improvement stores. The bronze finish goes great with my cabinets. I had one small problem with a fixture that was sent with a switch that did not work. Customer service was fantastic. I got a replacement in 2 days. Never had such a quick response. My electrician also commented on the quality of the fixture. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Their footprint is very small and the light given out is great. You will not be disappointed with the fixture or the company.
I bought and installed two of these under cabinet lights. We weren't able to hardwire them so we ordered the power cords. However, these power cords are VERY unsightly and ruin the look over my kitchen counter tops. The cords are thick, black, and why they would design them with the wire coming into the front instead of the top of the plug, so that it lays flat against the wall, is beyond me. Should be designed like an appliance cord. Although I asked Pegaus for ideas on how to hide the cords, if there was another design I could purchase, they were of absolute no help.
Pros: Color Quantity of light Slim design
Cons: Power cords are a ridiculous design Units heat up too much for under the counter lighting
I have been using the T-2 lighting for some time now. I recommend these to my customers. I have replaced several in a community on the beach. Everyone that sees these lights installed, have had us install them in their homes, including the extra work we have generated from the exposure to these lights. (Tile backsplashes, granite counters, additional recessed lighting and remodeling.) These fixtures are easily installed.
Pros: Ease of installation Great undercounter lighting Easily connect units together for different lengths Great style
Cons: Bulbs usually have to be ordered, or customer has to find an electrical or lighting store and order bulbs. Bulbs are a bit pricey, but throw nice light.
Excellent product of high quality and ease of installation for the DIYer. I had several solutions for undercover lighting before but this is the best in both illuminant distribution (volume fill) and soft, candle light color temperature.
Very good product, gives a very bright while light, good for doing a variety of tasks. I used this product under the cabinets in the kitchen and it illuminates the entire granite counter top area much better, yet it's easy on the eyes. I particularly like the slim case design, it really looks like a true custom task lighting installation. I also like the fact there was a choice in the finish of the casing. I also like the fact there is an on/off switch so you can turn off the fixture you are not using. This is an energy saving feature. Fairly easy to install.
Pros: Slim case Choice of exterior finish On/off switch Nice choice of overall length to suit a variety of applications
For my needs it was very nice that the light fixture is so thin, but at the same time it gives out good light for the desk underneath the bookshelves above. Good design, good light. I am happy with the product and the customer service.
Pros: slim casing, good light.
Cons: The front metal edge is wavy and does not look good where it can be seen. Don't put it close to the edge of bookshelf or store shelf.
I have spend a small fortune trying to get these lights to work. What am I doing wrong? Lights won't work. I have one that works, so I know the junction box is ok. I try to link the others & they won't work. Bought different cables, lights & bulbs. Very frustrated.
Mary, I'm sorry you are having a bad experience. My suggestion would be to call customer service and we would be happy to assist you with this situation. It may be that your products are defective or you may need to consult an electrician to make sure your installation is wired correctly.
Question from Dan Pontecorvo:
Hi, I looking to install these thin under cabinet lights. The attached sketch shows what I am looking to do. The lighting fixtures are the following; 1, PO43T-14; 1, PO43T-32 and 2- PO43ST-32. I am looking to link all 4 Lights to a 120 v power source. The required wiring connections are shown in the sketch. Please provide any other needs or requirements Thanks
The hardwire box accessory is optional. It allows for a more aesthetically pleasing hardwire installation by eliminating visible electrical wire under the cabinet. Yes, you can install by simply connecting electrical wire directly to the fixture.
Question from Jeff:
Does each light come with (1) connecting/linking cable or must those be purchased separately?