LED Tape Lighting: Flexible and Cool

VLUU L310 W / Samsung L310 WLighting experts are using LED tape lighting and replacing traditional recessed undercabinet lighting, thanks to its ease of installation, availability of variable color temperatures and low profile.

The most popular application for LED tape lighting is kitchen under cabinet lighting. It places light closer to work surfaces and avoids casting shadows for tasks such as food prep, recipe reading and cooking. Tape lighting also allows for edge-to-edge coverage of cabinets, which eliminates bright spots or dark spots.

Another use for LED tape lighting is in toe kicks, since it is low profile and easily hidden in narrow spaces. It can also be run along the tops of cabinets to provide more ambient light, or inside cabinets to add light to dark corners and put a wash of light on collections, glassware, etc. One of the benefits of LEDs is low heat production – so cabinets stay cool.

wac-lighting-pro-24v-invisiledMany homeowners use tape lighting for cove lighting or as an accent – it can be concealed under or behind shelving, or inside a niche. The energy efficiency of LEDs makes them ideal for these application – they can be left on 24/7 with extremely low energy cost.

Do you have an outdoor fountain, pool or hot tub? New wet application tape lighting will allow you to put your garden or deck in a whole new light – just talk to our lighting experts about options.

It’s important to choose quality LED tape lighting for the best color temperature. Inexpensive LEDs tend to lose both power and consistent color over time. Our staff can help you choose a good color temperature (high CRI) for even coverage and long-lasting output. Per the Kelvin chart, a good temperature is in the 2,700 to 3,200 degree range for a warmer color.

Many types of tape lighting are easily installed by you or an electrician. The flexible tape has a sticky back that adheres to a cabinet or shelf and can be threaded around or through tight spaces. There are plug-in transformers that use existing outlets – or drivers that give more control and can be hidden in a cabinet or in a basement.

Come in today to talk to us about upgrading your kitchen, living room or dining room with LED tape lighting! We’ll help you make the best decision for your investment.