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What Is The Best Type of Under Cabinet Lighting?

How to Select the Right Under Cabinet Light Fixtures: We would like to add under cabinet lighting. What lighting, in your opinion, is the best of the current variety of options?

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Under Cabinet Light Fixtures
Electrical Question: We would like to add under cabinet lighting. What lighting, in your opinion, is the best of the current variety of options?


Background: Libby, a Homeowner from North Augusta, South Carolina.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Libby.

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2 Responses to “What Is The Best Type of Under Cabinet Lighting?”
  1. Pat Boley says:

    I have granite backsplashes all the way to the bottom of my cupboards. Is it too late for under cabinet lighting?

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hi Pat,
      In most cases it is never too late as long as there is a way to provide a protected path for the necessary electrical wiring for the under cabinet lighting. Keep in mind that some under cabinet lighting are available with low voltage fixtures and wiring that may be installed on the surface under the cabinet. See the installation instructions that are provided with the specific light fixtures that you select.
      See more at: How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting

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