How to Add Lighting Under Kitchen Cabinets

How to Add Lighting Under Kitchen Cabinets (in 20 Minutes!)

Complete with dimmable LED bulbs, this versatile lighting kit for under kitchen cabinets is easy to assemble, looks amazing and took approximately 20 minutes to install! 

How to Add Lighting Under Kitchen Cabinets (in 20 Minutes!)

Albrillo Dimmable LED Under Cabinet Light Kit

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!)  We still need to add the grout to the reclaimed brick and finish up other details, but in the meantime I was on the hunt for DIY under-cabinet lights that I could add to improve the lighting in this area.

How to Add Lighting to Under Kitchen Cabinets (in 20 Minutes!)

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.

How to Add Lighting Under Kitchen Cabinets (in 20 Minutes!)

Albrillo Dimmable LED Under Cabinet Light Kit

How to Add Lighting Under Kitchen Cabinets (in 20 minutes!)

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

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First, plug the lights in and start running the line from there.  You can connect multiple sets together by the way 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Here is the final product.  I LOVE the dimmer feature.

How to Add Lighting Under Kitchen Cabinets (in 20 minutes!)

Here is the dimmer feature tucked away in the back.

How to Add Lighting Under Kitchen Cabinets (in 20 Minutes!)

Albrillo Dimmable LED Under Cabinet Light Kit

BEFORE:

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And AFTER!

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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.  Also the light is warmer then the typical bluish hue of LED lights which is also a huge plus.

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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How to Add Lighting Under Kitchen Cabinets (in 20 minutes!)

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How to Add Lighting Under Kitchen Cabinets (in 20 minutes!)

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4 thoughts on “How to Add Lighting Under Kitchen Cabinets (in 20 Minutes!)

  1. We put lights under our cabinets, too, and it makes such a difference! I like how you painted the area under your cabinets a bright white to help reflect the light. Mine is still stock brown. 🙁 The previous owner painted the kitchen cabinets black and its such a light sucker, even with the under the cabinets light. I really like what you’ve done with your cabinets to make the whole area brighter.

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