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Putting LED strip under your kitchen cabinets is probably the easiest and most cost-effective lighting solution available.

The cost is small, but the effect is amazing.

There are several options:

1. Bare rigid strip 5630

This is high power (very bright) and can be recessed into your upper cabinets by routering a 2mm deep x 12mm wide channel on the underside. As to how far forward this should be, many choose 50-100mm from the front, while others may like to highlight the splashback and have it further towards the back.  It must be glued in place. A less bright version of this is the "Bare rigid strip 5050"

2. Flexible strip

This is normal brightness level, mounted to the underside of the cabinets. This is more suitable for existing kitchens. It is attached using double sided tape, already attached to the strip. Simply cut to length, peel and stick.

3. Recessed diffuser & strip

If you are short and concerned about seeing individual LEDs, a recessed diffuser is available. The brightest strip we recommend is 5050 60/m, since heat dissipation is a concern if more power is used. It can be recessed into your upper cabinets by routering a 17.5mm wide x 6mm deep channel on the underside. As to how far forward this should be, many choose 50-100mm from the front, while others may like to highlight the splashback and have it further towards the back.  It must be glued in place. Bear in mind that a diffuser will reduce brightness by around 30%.

Colour:

90% of people choose cool white, because it is a "working" colour. The 10% who choose warm white do so because they may have a timber kitchen & floors and don't want cool white to drain the colour out of the timer. Also if you still have haolgens or chose warm white strip make sure to match that colour tone