When it comes to creating a well-lit and beautiful kitchen, lighting plays a key role. All rooms should be lit in layers. In kitchens this means having appropriate accent lighting to make the space look nice, and the proper amount of task lighting to ensure that surfaces are lit well enough to complete tasks like chopping vegetables and cooking. Both can be achieved with under cabinet lighting.
Under cabinet lighting fixtures vary is styles and shapes. With the new low-profile LED under cabinet puck lights from PLT sold exclusively at 1000Bulbs, you can light your kitchen countertops and add a touch of elegance to your space. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at these innovative LED puck lights and their features.
What Are Puck Lights?
Puck lights are small lights, usually round or oval, that resemble hockey pucks. Designed for surface mounting, they are a popular choice for under cabinet lighting due to their size and versatility. They can used in almost any application and can create a spot light effect that is perfect for both accent and task lighting. In the past, puck lights have used halogen bulbs. Newer fixtures use integrated LEDs, allowing them to have a more streamlined design.
Practical Design and Styles for Discreet Lighting
One of the primary features of the PLT LED puck lights is their compact design. Their small size and low-profile make them practically invisible when installed, making them the ideal option for adding discreet lighting anywhere in your kitchen. These LED puck lights are available in two different styles: ultra-thin and mini.
Ultra-Thin Puck Lights
Ultra-thin puck lights are designed for both recessed or surface mounting. They are also sometimes refereed to as ultra-slim puck lights. Measuring 3 inches in diameter, these puck lights match the size of older halogen fixtures. Each ultra-thin puck is constructed from three parts: the mounting bracket, the trim, and the light. The lightweight parts snap together with integrated magnets, making installation quick and easy. Simply use the included screws to mount the bracket, then snap the other pieces in place.
Mini Puck Lights
Resembling a miniature down light, mini LED puck lights are designed specifically for recessed insulation. They are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, yet despite their their size, they deliver incredibly powerful light that can brighten any location. This makes them the best puck lights for tight spaces.
How to Install LED Under Cabinet Puck Lights
Installing these LED under cabinet puck lights are easy, however they do require some additional accessories in order to operate. Each puck light has two tiny plugs at the end of their wires. One plug allows the puck light to connect to another puck light if desired, while the other plug goes directly into a 6-port hub. This hub is necessary in order to provide power to the puck lights.
Featuring featuring a white finish, the hub has three ports on each side and a barrel female connector. Once the puck lights have been plugged into the ports, the hub is connected to power as either a plug-and-play or hardwire fixture.
For plug-and-play installation, you must pair the hub with a plug-in adapter. This adapter, sold separately, connects to the female barrel of the hub and then plugs into a regular wall outlet. It has an on/off in-line switch built into the cord, and can power up to 5 ultra-thin puck lights or up to 9 mini puck lights.
Hardwired with Dimming
For hardwired installation, you must use a TRIAC dimming LED driver instead of the adapter. Also sold separately, this driver features an integrated J-box and connects to the hub via the female barrel. This driver also allows the puck lights to be dimmed when paired with compatible dimmers. Please note that this diver is the only way to dim PLT LED under cabinet puck lights. The dimming LED driver can power up to 6 ultra-thin lights or up to 12 mini lights.
Aside from their slim design, these puck lights have a host of additional features. These LED lights are extremely energy efficient and have an impressive life span of up to 50,000 hours. Built with integrated LEDs, there are no bulbs to replace. And unlike older halogen puck lights which can be very hot to the touch, these LED puck lights produce very little heat.
Each puck light delivers a warm 3000 Kelvin color temperature light. 3000K is similar in appearance to halogen light. It can enhance the look of earth tone colors and give any space a cozy atmosphere. They also have a frosted PMMA lens that diffuses the light output and reduces glare. These LED pucks and accessories are all ETL rated for damp locations, and the pucks are available with either a white or black finish.
Ideal for a Variety of Applications
LED puck lights are the ideal choice for kitchen accent and task lighting. Install them under cabinets to brighten countertops, or use them in cabinets or pantries to illuminate shelves as needed. But puck lights aren’t just exclusive to kitchens. They can be use many places around your home or business. Use them in a wide variety of locations, including
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With their practical design and bright light output, these easy to install LED under cabinet puck lights from PLT are sure to elevate the look and feel of kitchens and any other space in your home. You can find puck lights and other LED light fixtures by calling 855-948-5079 or visiting 1000bulbs.com.