Asked on Feb 6, 2012

under-cabinet lighting

LandlightSDesigns by BSBEileen


We had kitchen under-cabinet lighting installed a few years ago, and have never been happy with it. We only have 3/4" space. I would prefer the lighting to operate off a wall switch instead of multiple toggle switches. Any suggestions on manufacturer or installation? Thanks a lot!
7 answers
  • Studio3v
    on Feb 7, 2012

    Do you have a light rail on the cabinet to give you a bt more depth?

  • 3po3
    on Feb 7, 2012

    It should be fairly simple for an electrician to add a wall switch for you if you replace the lights. There are some really efficient LED undercabinet lights that give off nice light. Here are some GE lights that fit your specs and should be a good option: As far as an installer, a couple of good electricians spend time here on Hometalk and offer good advice: You might start with these guys.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Feb 7, 2012

    I went with LED pucks....then if we forget to turn them off they do not get hot nor do they use much juice.

  • An electrician should be able to help you out on this but there are definitely options out there to get all of your undercabinet lights to come on with one switch. My customers tend to go with Xenons - they are dimmable, function on a single switch, and are a little less expensive than LEDs.

  • Eileen
    on Feb 17, 2012

    Thank you for everyone's input! I plan to call an electrician within the next week to get his evaluation!

  • Designs by BSB
    on Feb 18, 2012

    Xenon is by far the most popular choice here in Atlanta, they dont get as hot as halogen puks and not nearly as expensive as LED. Hopefully the electrician can solve your switching with little effort/cost!

  • LandlightS
    on Feb 24, 2012

    I would suggest you look a Juno T12 low voltage system. Uses either a loop end lamp or a festoon type lamp, both Xenon, and give a better distribution of light. No "hot spots" that you get with puck lighting. And easy to install (sorry, I'm on an iPad and can't add a link.....but I will later today)

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