One of the most popular forms of under cabinet low voltage lighting is button lights. Small and often times quite affordable, this type of lighting is a popular choice for many homeowners seeking functional lighting, as well as lighting that will add interest to their cabinetry. Often used with a dimmer, button lights can be a very versatile type of under cabinet low voltage lighting.
The reasons to convert to LED landscape lighting are seemingly endless. LED landscape lighting is cheaper to maintain, helps reduce your energy costs, and is much better for the environment as well. Whether you are upgrading your existing landscape lighting setup or simply looking to implement one, an LED system is an intelligent and practical choice.
Reason #1: Long-Lasting Light Source
In some studies, LED (Light Emitting Diode) landscape lighting has displayed the ability to deliver 70% of their original intensity after 50,000 hours of use! Because LEDs do not function in the same manner as other light sources, they are capable of surviving tens of thousands of hours of use, and never actually “burn out” but rather, decrease in intensity.
From glamorously graceful to funky and fun, suspended wire pendant lighting can make a delightfully desirable impact on almost any home decor scheme. Hung from the ceiling by chains or rods, this type of lighting works well in nearly any room of the home where one can be attached with enough headroom to prevent bumping into it.
Used as task lighting in the kitchen, for example, suspended pendant lighting does its job beautifully over countertops, sinks, and cooking areas. Hung staggered over an area in a row of three or more (always use odd-numbered groupings for visual aesthetics) gives you a choice of lighting power over an area while attaching them all in an evenly hung row makes for a dramatic style effect.
Once you have your landscaping done, you feel such pride at how beautiful your home and yard looks that you want to shine a spotlight on it and let everyone see, day or night, how gorgeous it looks. Easily done during the day but at night, you need to generate some light.
Cove lighting is a form of indirect lighting that emanates from ledges, valances, or horizontal recesses on the upper wall or in the ceiling of a room. Installing cove lighting is relatively easy compared to other forms of lighting because it requires no special tools or hardware and many manufacturers design their lighting so it can be either hard wired into your electrical system, or soft wired (via a plug) into an available outlet.
Lighting from cove lighting is designed to be directed upwards and distributed over the ceiling or cabinet space to produce a warm, soft glow without any harsh direct lighting effects.