An LED cabinet light is one of the best and most versatile methods for illuminating those hard to see shelves and closet spaces. As technology advances, lighting options have become longer lasting, while also using lower wattages. LEDs are the epitome of the energy conscious solution for illumination. They work by passing an electrical current through a semiconductor, which is a very efficient method for producing light. Due to their diminutive size they offer many more opportunities for unique design and placement than standard incandescent and fluorescent bulbs.
Another one of the ways that an LED cabinet light differs from traditional methods of illumination is that they never burn out. Instead, they merely grow dimmer over time. This is known as lumen depreciation, and may also be associated with a shift in the color of the illumination. The time it takes for a replacement to be considered is generally much longer than the lifespan of fluorescent and incandescent alternatives.
An LED cabinet light is also known for creating less heat than other sources of illumination. This makes it safer for those snug spaces were folded fabrics or flammable cleaning solutions may be sitting on the shelf near the source of illumination. Any heat that is produced is immediately dissipated due to the design of the fixture. All Light Emitting Diodes are set into a heatsink, which prevents them overheating or causing the areas around them to get hot. Internal heat gain is the name for the warmth from the operation of electronics causing indoor temperatures to rise. Eliminating this can make a house more energy efficient since the HVAC system isn’t always struggling to counteract the heating caused by illumination.
If a homeowner is energy conscious, opting for the fixture that operates at a lower wattage seems to be the only choice. And it isn’t just an environmental decision, it’s an economical one as well.