Steps for installing under cabinet lighting
Installing under cabinet led lighting can take your kitchen design to a new level, creating a pleasant and unique atmosphere, and ambiance. By installing any type of kitchen lighting according to your choice, you can highlight the poorly visible spots in your kitchen, making it not only aesthetically beautiful but also even more functional than before. However, before choosing the type of kitchen lighting you want to install, make sure to discover the correct one according to the already existing design of your kitchen space. Pay attention to the color temperature, selecting between cool and warm colors. The best option for the kitchen would be a huge between cool and warm temperature color. Also, pay attention to the countertops surface as they often tend to reflect the lighting.
In this article, we will be discussing IKEA cabinet lighting installation, touching upon a few types of lighting you can install by yourself, following easy steps for effortless kitchen light installation. Keep in mind that by purchasing IKEA kitchen assembly package, you always get detailed assembly instructions on how to install puck lights inside cabinets, or any other instructions depending on the type of kitchen lighting you went for, so there is no need to worry about the additional cost to install under cabinet lighting. Make sure to read them thoroughly before following the correct installation steps.
Tips and advice on how to install kitchen lights
The first thing you need to do is to consider the cable management before you mount the IKEA kitchen cabinets:
- The spots where you will need the lighting.
- The spot where the cable will be going out from the mounted kitchen cabinet.
- The spot where the cable will be connected to the already existing power source.
Keep in mind that certain types of kitchen cabinets may require beforehand preparation for sockets. Proceed with measuring the spot where you want to cut a hole in the back piece of the cabinet. In case you are working with a glass cabinet, it is already prepared for the spotlight so as to ensure the cable runs smoothly between the kitchen cabinet surface and the rail.
When it comes to the UTRUSTA worktop lighting installation and how to install kitchen light fixture, keep in mind that it is necessary to always start with the 40-centimeter unit with a power supply from your left.
To avoid any complications and issues, make sure that the power supply is installed by a professional electrician or experienced kitchen assembly service.
In case you want to have spotlights connected to the UTRASTA worktop lighting surface, do not forget to connect the cable from the spotlights to the worktop lighting before you mount it on the kitchen cabinet. Proceed with putting all the lights together with the connector pieces. It is vital to remember that the width of the different assembled worktop lights is adapted to the widths of the kitchen cabinets. In this case, it is highly recommended to use the intermediate cord for the corner solution. But do not forget that another alternative may be the corner joiner. In this particular case, it is necessary to start to build the system all the way from the corner.
To finish installing led strip lights under kitchen cabinets, proceed with covering the holes, using special plastic covers. The plastic covers are always included in the IKEA kitchen cabinet assembly package. When finally installed, the UTRUSTA lighting is automatically switched on. But in case you want to enable the switch on and off function, as well as decreased brightness (dimmability), do not forget to activate the remote control by pressing the button located on the armature so it shines.
Thereafter, when the button shines, make sure to hold the remote control device close to the armature. Proceed with pressing the device lightly. Make sure to repeat the same step with each piece of the already installed armature so as to successfully synchronize all the lighting switches on and off at the same time. Use multiple remote control devices for partial lighting. All the necessary remote control devices come in the package as well as detailed instructions describing how to install led lights under kitchen cabinets.
In case you are wondering how to install lights under kitchen cabinets manufactured by OMLOPP, you get the plastic cable trunking in the package. It is already dimensioned for the exact placement of the unlock worktop lighting. Make sure to use the cable trunking as a template that will help you draw a vertical line for the plastic mounting bracket correct installation.
Afterward, proceed to fixing the plastic mounting bracket, using the screws that are included in the assembly package. Thereafter, follow the next steps:
- Click on the lamps.
- Make sure to hide the lighting cables. For this step, you can use tape, as well as plastic cable trunking.
- Connect the cable of the lamp to the transformer multiple connector.
- Do not forget to use the ANSLUTA power supply cord in order to connect from the transformer to the power outlet.
Proceed with synchronizing the switch on and off function, as well as dimmability. To be able to do that, make sure to follow the same procedure as described previously in the instructions on how to install led strip lights under cabinets. The difference is that it is necessary to press the button on the transformer instead of the armature, which was the case in the previously described lighting installation process.
If you are wondering how to connect under cabinet lighting correctly, make sure to read the provided instructions thoroughly. But when it comes to the drawer lighting from AMLOCK, there are two possible ways of installing and connecting them:
- Make sure to click the lighting strip onto the metal frame located in the drawer. Keep in mind that this installation solution is valid for the top kitchen drawers only.
- Affix the drawer light on the side panel of the kitchen cabinet using the screws already given in the assembly package alongside the detailed instructions, describing how to install cabinet lighting. This method is valid for lower positioning of drawer lighting only. It is also required to use the ANSLUTA power supply cord so as to connect from the transformer to the power outlet.
Proceed with bringing the cord from the lamp backward along the upper left corner of the kitchen cabinet. Thereafter, make sure to cover the cord that has been exposed. Use the plastic cable trunking, which you received in the assembly packaged alongside the detailed assembly instructions on how to strip lights under cabinets. Afterward, proceed with the lamp cable connection to the transformer multiple connector. The lighting strip manufactured by AMLOCK for kitchen drawers features a special motion sensor. The sensor usually turns on and off when opening or closing the drawer.
IKEA assembly instructions also describe the detailed steps, allowing consumers to effortlessly install led strip lights under cabinets. Choosing between available types of kitchen cabinet lighting is a matter of personal preference, as well as design solutions created specifically for your kitchen space.