How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting For Kitchen [In 20 Minutes]

3 Materials
$30
30 Minutes
Easy

Complete with dimmable LED strips, learn how to install under cabinet lighting for the kitchen in 20 minutes.

How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting For Kitchen [In 20 Minutes]

I have been wanting to add task lighting to my prep zone in the corner of our kitchen in our third fixer-upper (check out this post on how to design your kitchen around these 4 work zones!)


How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting For Kitchen [In 20 Minutes]

Albrillo Dimmable LED Under Cabinet Light Kit

I found this kit for $29 on Amazon. It had over 1,000 5 star reviews, and I would add myself to that list.


I highly recommend it, and the cords you see above are extensions between the lights allowing this kit to work in a variety of places.

You use these plastic clips to anchor the lights to underneath the cabinets.


How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting For Kitchen [In 20 Minutes]

#1. Plug in the lights and run up the wall.

First, plug the lights in and start running the line from there. You can connect multiple sets together if you want more than 3 lights. Above you can see I ran mine between the brick up the corner and then under the cabinet.


How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting For Kitchen [In 20 Minutes]

#2. Cover the wire to the dimmer with colored duct tape.

White duct tape did the trick. After the grout goes on I will do the same thing, but add a screw or two through the duct tape to hold the tape in place.


#3. Mark the holes for the anchors.

Hold your light wherever you want it under the cabinet and mark the front of it with a pencil in two places and then screw in the plastic anchors.


A note – plug the light in when you hold it under the cabinet so that you have it placed where the light benefits you most! Then mark your lines.


#4. Snap the LED strips into the anchors.

Snap the light in and voila. Connect the line, and run it to the next cabinet.


Rinse and repeat.


After

Here is the final product.

Here is the dimmer feature tucked away in the back.


How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting For Kitchen [In 20 Minutes]

BEFORE:

And AFTER!

It really is remarkable how much light it puts off.

I like turning them down a little to give a soft glow in the evening.


I highly recommend this under-kitchen cabinet lighting kit! It could also be used in a hutch, armoire, behind drop crown molding, etc.

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  • William William on Jun 04, 2021

    Great kit. Great job. Great tutorial.

  • Ma Kettle Ma Kettle on Jun 05, 2021

    Excellent. This hands-down beats those stick on circle tap lights I used for a short time.

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