Mar 072013
 

Today’s feature is one of our most popular under cabinet light fixtures, and just happens to be 10% off right now here at Pegasus!

LED Under Cabinet Light1 Product Spotlight: LED Thin Under Cabinet Task Lights

The LED Thin Under Cabinet Task Lights come in 4 lengths and 2 finishes, so you’ll be able to find one to suit your exact needs. And when it comes to features, this fixture is the cream of the crop…

  • Dimmable, bright white LEDs make it functional and flattering (its CRI is an excellent 87). 
  • The largest, 32″ fixture only uses 17.7 watts, and every model has a 50,000-hour rated life. It’s ENERGY STAR certified, so you know it’s for real.
  • The fixtures are low-profile and linkable, which means they’ll fit almost anywhere you need them, without being too distracting.
  • The LED lights are much cooler than other light sources, so you can keep produce and other perishables on the kitchen counter without getting them ruined.
  • Installation is quite simple; you can either hard-wire or plug-in these fixtures. Continue reading »
Dec 162011
 

couple choosing under cabinet lighting 5 Killer Tips from ASSIST Recommends on Under Cabinet LightingI recently came across a great resource from the Lighting Research Center (a university-based center for studying lighting technologies). It’s designed for homeowners, contractors, and builders exploring best practices for residential under cabinet lighting.

In other words, it’s a completely objective source to determine what kind of under cabinet light fixtures are right for you or your clients. Perfect!

The research is published in two PDF’s – A Homeowner’s Guide to Residential Under Cabinet Lighting and How To Select Residential LED Under-Cabinet Lighting – so read the complete guides if you can. However, if you’re pressed for time, start with these 5 killer tips I gleaned from the research.

Match the Color Temperature With Your Kitchen:

Do you envision a yellowish, neutral white, or cool white (with hints of blue) light for your under cabinet lighting? It’s a matter of personal preference. If you’re a fan of yellowish light, we usually recommend you aim for a color temperature below 3200K. The 2700-2800K range will be closest to the warm glow of an incandescent lamp. Neutral white light is around 3200-3500K and it becomes cool white at about 4100K. Continue reading »

 Posted by on December 16, 2011 at 8:34 am
Oct 202011
 

We are hard at work adding more Product Spotlight videos to our YouTube channel. If you are in the market for new under cabinet lights, check out these videos to help you get an idea of the different features available in LED, xenon, and fluorescent under cabinet lights.

LED Very Thin Light Bars have a cool operating temperature, an energy efficient design, a warm white color temperature, and a long rated life. Watch the video to see them in action:


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 Posted by on October 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm
Sep 202011
 

Sometimes, it’s best to let photos speak for themselves.

Take a look at this kitchen. See the newly installed under cabinet lights nestled discreetly underneath those cabinets? If you can barely spot them, it’s because our LED under cabinet lights are incredibly low profile.

The following photos show the kitchen with the under cabinet lights turned off. For all intensive purposes, consider these the “before” photos:

brenda undercabinetlights3 300x225 Photos from a Kitchen: LED Under Cabinet LightingUndercabinet Lights front view off 300x225 Photos from a Kitchen: LED Under Cabinet Lighting

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Posted by on September 20, 2011 at 12:17 pm
Jul 222011
 

2011 07 17 17.27.18 300x225 Under Cabinet Lighting Install: From Start to Finish Update (7/28): I added my installation video at the bottom of this post!

This was my first time with a “do it yourself” lighting project, so I wanted to share my experiences from the very beginning.  I absolutely love the finished results!  This project was surprisingly easy to tackle.   I completed the install in less than two hours, and the total cost was right around $100.

I highly recommend making this update to your kitchen!
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Feb 212011
 

measuring for under cabinet lights How Many Under Cabinet Lights Do I Need?If you are about to embark on a kitchen remodel and are installing under cabinet lights, follow these guidelines to determine how many fixtures you should purchase.

First, measure the length of the “cavity” under your cabinet where you are going to place the fixtures.

If you are installing puck lights…

For a 6-10 inch cavity measurement (in length), use 1 puck light.

For 11-18 inches, use 2-3 puck lights.  For 19-26 inches, use 3-4 puck lights. For  27-34 inches, use 4-5 puck lights.  For 35-42 inches, use 5-7 puck lights.  For 43-50 inches, use 6-8 puck lights.

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 Posted by on February 21, 2011 at 10:00 am
Nov 182010
 
Saving Cents How to Remodel Your Kitchen on a Budget1. Take one step at a time:

There’s no rule that says you must complete each component of a kitchen remodel at the same time.  Figure out which project is most important to you and start there.  If you’re dying to replace the cabinets, get a quote and finish that project first before starting on the countertops, flooring, or lighting.  It’ll be less daunting to budget in smaller pieces.  Also, you’ll avoid living with a non-functional kitchen if you’re only tackling one project at a time!

2. Shop for the deals:

Be patient so you can take up every opportunity for a discount.  It’s easy to buy everything from one home improvement supplier, but it’s not likely you’ll get the best prices if you take that route.  Ask your contractor for the inside scoop – a lot of times contractors get significant discounts on supplies.  If you’re shopping for lighting fixtures, make sure to subscribe to our email newsletter.  We offer exclusive coupons to our subscribers each month.

3. Try DIY:

Not everyone can do it, but if you’re at all handy around the house, consider taking on part of the remodel yourself!  You can find extensive resources online or at the bookstore with tips and how-to’s to walk you through almost any project.

 Posted by on November 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm
Jul 152010
 

Xenon Line Voltage Thin Under Cabinet Lights How to Choose Under Cabinet LightingIf you’re only going to choose just one lighting feature to add your kitchen, make it under cabinet lighting.  It provides task lighting for your countertops to make them ideal for food preparation and cooking, it illuminates the backsplash on your wall to create beautiful accent lighting, and it can also be used as night lighting for your kitchen.  Once you install under cabinet lighting, you’ll never want to go back.

Many lighting designers talk about creating “layers of light” for your kitchen.  Under cabinet lighting serves as a crucial “layer” for great design.

That being said, there are a ton of options to choose from.  How do you know what style of under cabinet lighting is right for your kitchen?  Hopefully, this guide will make it a little easier to make your selection.

It’s a good idea to choose your light source first.

1. Fluorescent, Xenon, or LED?

Microfluorescent T4 Under Cabinet Lights How to Choose Under Cabinet Lighting

Fluorescent Under Cabinet Lights

Fluorescent under cabinet lights are the most energy efficient in providing a given amount of light.  Moreover, fluorescent light sources give off very little heat.  This is a great feature depending on what is stored in the cabinet immediately above the under cabinet fixture or, perhaps, what is lying 12 to 18 inches below the light.  While most fluorescent fixtures cannot be dimmed, they can be a wonderful, inexpensive option. Continue reading »

Nov 122009
 

electrical project New Home Project: Under Cabinet LightingRecently, my family and I moved into a new home. We had lived in our previous home for more than seven years (loving every minute in our old house). But we were starting to get just a little cramped as our family had grown from just the two of us to now the four of us.  While packing and moving is no fun at all, I was looking forward to the new house because I had some big plans for our lighting. I mean, hey, I do work for a lighting company.

Over the next couple of blog posts, I am going to share the lighting projects that I have tackled in our new home (including pics). Some projects I did and others I had professional electricians perform. My first new home project was adding under cabinet lights. I had under cabinet lighting installed in our previous home and there was just no way I was not going to have my under cabinet lighting. I literally cannot live without them. We have a favorite saying in our household when we talk about something we want or like.  We say, “It’s a quality of life issue.” Well, under cabinet lighting is a “quality of life issue for me.”
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