Cabinet lighting is a beautiful way to brighten up your kitchen. It can showcase your appliances and cabinets, make small spaces appear bigger, or highlight special features such as a backsplash or an island. Whether dim or bright, cabinet lighting creates a more inviting space for entertaining guests, reading recipes and chopping veggies.

Whatever type of light you choose, be sure to install it properly to avoid any electrical hazards. With the right cabinet lighting, you can transform your kitchen into a warm and inviting space.

Here are some factors to keep in mind when selecting cabinet lighting for your home:

  • How much light do you need?
  • What type of lightbulbs will you be using?
  • Do you want a wired or wireless system?
  • What is your budget?

Ohio’s experts in residential and commercial electrical installation, Big City Electric are here to help. We offer a wide variety of cabinet lighting solutions to meet your needs.

Types of Under Cabinet Lighting

  1. Hardwired Lights: Hardwired lights are installed by running wires through the cabinets and connecting them to an electrical circuit. They are more permanent than other types of under-cabinet lighting and can provide a more finished look. However, they can be more difficult to install and may require the help of a professional electrician.
  2. Wireless Lights: Wireless lights are battery-operated and can be easily installed without having to run any wires through the cabinets. They are a good option for those who do not want to drill holes in their cabinets, but the batteries will need to be replaced periodically.
  3. LED Lights: LED lights use less energy and last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. They are available in both hardwired and wireless options.
  4. CFL Lights: Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are another type of energy-efficient lightbulb. They are available in both hardwired and wireless options.


Once you have selected the type of cabinet lighting you would like to install, the next step is determining how you will install it. When installing hardwired lights, you will need to run wires through the cabinets and connect them to an electrical circuit. Your electrical installation professional will be able to help you with this.

If you are installing wireless lights, you must determine the best placement for the batteries. You may also need to install some brackets or other hardware to keep the lights in place.

It is always best to consult with a professional electrician before beginning any electrical installation project. Big City Electric has the experience and expertise to help you select and install the right cabinet lighting for your home. Contact us today to learn more!