Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tony2233 GREAT LIGHTS. LOOK GOOD. EASY TO INSTALL.
These lights look great. They are very bright. They are easy to install granted you have all the right parts. To connect all the ribbon sections I bought this:
DODOLIGHTNESS 10Pcs Connector Adapter Cable LED PCB Strip 3528 to 3528 Single Color 8mm Free Welding
off of Amazon. It connects perfectly to the ribbon. I did chicken out and have an electrician install the lights, but he had no trouble. I have already had several people complement the lights and ask where I got them. They do have a lag when you hard wire them, but it is tolerable to have the ease of a switch and no plug taken up.
Downside: YOU CANNOT FIND PARTS FOR THIS IN THE STORE. YOU CAN CALL AND ORDER THEM ON THE PHONE, BUT THEY ARE VERY EXPENSIVE. AMAZON IS YOU FRIEND IF YOU USE THESE.
April 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ddulaitiws Awesome But........
Awesome LED kit. 1 problem when installing under multiple cabinets. After opening the package they only include 1 connector which doesn't help with installation. Had to source them from ebay, but after I found them looks amazing
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by j355 Am very glad I found these on the shelf
I use these for my interior cabinet lights. The strips may be cut in 2" intervals to fit right behind the door stiles for an invisible light effect that illuminates the entire cabinet. The light kits do come with some short splices which allow you to cut and go around corners with the strip (it may not be bent and must lay flat). These are minimal and not much use to me with so many cabinets to manage lighting in. Splicing for the included strips entails some creative skills to cut and separate the flexible plastic coating from the copper low voltage buss that runs along the underside of the light strips. By close observation I found the splice pads could be tinned with rosin core solder. By also tinning the leads on 20 gauge wire I could attach my own extended leads to light sections and by observing the marked polarity on the strips tie the individual leads back into the main transformer control lead so that I now have each cabinet light wired in parallel rather than in a series arrangement as it would have been if ordering the manufactures extension link sections. All wiring is hidden under a shelf I installed behind the wall cabinet crown molding and best of all....The Mrs just loves it !
Note: if you try something like this on your own, make certain you are good with soldering electronics. This is no project for a high powered soldering gun! It requires little more than a 60 watt soldering pencil with a tinned tip. Working with the thin copper bus in these lights takes dental precision and tools to hold bus and wire in position while making a solder connection. Jewelers and computer techs will understand the process better.
September 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by qz5dqs Worked for Only TWO Week! Commercial Electric LED 8ft Lights
These lights were absolutely stunning when first installed. Excellent lighting under the cabinets, different colors to set various moods in the kitchen, very nice remolding upgrade. Until one side of the light strip stopped working and when I applied pressure the lights would come on, this is a sever flaw for a purchase within a two weeks time span. So now I will have to replace the lights and un-do the electrical modifications to the kitchen. Very disappointing because I was preparing to purchase more throughout the kitchen.
February 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andretti Great Lighting
We've installed these strips during our recent kitchen remodel. Being able to trim them at 1 7/8" (3 LED) intervals really helps in laying out a custom setup. Uses easy to solder pads or you can purchase clip on, non-solder connectors. The power supply gives a good dimming range and with our 16' setup, we connected 2 supplies in parallel.
LED's are a Bright White 3500k which we find much nicer than Cool White/Daylight 5500k that we tried before this. Energy wise, each 8' strip only consumes 12 watts but emits 800 lumen like a 65 watt bulb.
July 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rsas Compared multiple alternatives, this was best light for reasonable cost.
Looked at several 24" LED lights and also the Armacost 12' strip. I had two 24" florescent lights under two cabinets that are each over 48" so two sets of these strips doubled over fill the area with light well. Trying to use one 48" strip per section would have provided good mood lighting but not sufficient task lighting. Could not find a good spec on the lumen output but estimate it to be at ~1000 based on the 15W measured power. The Armacost strip was a bit more yellowish (true 2700K vs this probably 3000K).
My only big complaint is there is a VERY noticeable delay (~2 seconds) when powering on from a switch. If you are using the dimmer it is not noticeable and the dimmer consumes no measurable power when turned down. Power block is a bit taller than the Armacost but still is barely noticeable installed under the cabinet.
I was careful cutting and splicing the sections based on prior reviews and found no issue with them. As I bought two of these strips I was disappointed that they came with slightly different accessories (per instruction manual also). One kit only had a couple sticky back wire clips instead of several of the hammer-in type which were in the other. If not for having to work upside down under the cabinet I think this would be about a 15 minute install but as it is its still only an hour or so.
January 5, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CatH Not as pleased as I hoped I would be
Yes, I would recommend this product but ONLY if you don't plan to use the coupler. The connection only works if pressure is constantly applied and I'd rather not stand there & hold it. So the light quality is nice, the basic set-up is simple, the dimmer works well but the light strip can't be dependably spliced. Not sure what to do now as only half of the cabinets have light. Take everything apart & return it? Is that an option? Use only 3' of the tape and buy another $60 set for the other cabinet? No. Buy a small soldering iron & make my own connections? Why should I have to go that route? So I gave it only 2 stars because I can use less than half of the 8' length due to the poorly designed coupler.
September 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Carrious Works great if the connectors are not needed
My husband purchased these for me. Was super excited about putting them up we just replaced all of our cabinets and ready to install them. Did some mental work than went to work on them and had a heck of a time getting them to work. Once all was good I would touch them and lose the connection. After a day or two I think we lost the connection for good. Back to square one and out two strains.
March 31, 2015