Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 7
Rated 5 out of 5Â by rockroc A great quality product
I have been searching for an affordable yet clean and cool undercabinet light solution for a while. Although some online stores seem to have cheaper lights, the fact that I can return it to any HD stores easily made me decide to give it a shot even after I read mixed reviews.
I have to say this is the best decision so far I have made for under cabinet LED lights. I have to clarify two thing mentioned in previous reviews:
1. YES, you can link two 24'' together, it won't burn your transformer, as each is about 7W. If you buy 12'', then you can link up to 4 of them.
2. NO, there is no fatal design flaw. Simply follow the instructions and smooth the wood surface after you drill a hole before you put the bracket on. I do feel the bracket is bit too tight though, so for my second light, I put only one mounting bracket. I hope it doesn't fall off.
I'm not a very handy man, but I can say you really don't need a professional for the installation, and it won't take you more than 20 min.
January 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Cory Good product, but unclear packaging and ins. manual
The lights worked great once I made sense of the packaging and the instruction manual. (I found the same for the 12" and the 18" models.)
My issue was that it says "linkable" but the instructions didn't say how many, just that it depends on the power supply (which can handle up to 15W). I saw 8.48W on the Lighting Facts found on the back of the box but also saw 7.1W listed the sticker located on the back of the light fixture. So which is it?
Upon calling customer support, they cleared it up that the 8.48W on the Lighting Facts was how much power the whole kit uses vs just the light itself, which uses the 7.1W from the label. Thankfully I called first otherwise I would've linked more than one power supply could handle. They also said that I could combine the different lengths so long as the total power from the fixtures didn't go over 15W.
Just wanted to share what I learned so others wouldn't have to also call in to check.
Hopefully the packaging and manual can be updated to make things more clear.
September 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JB63 Great undercabinet light
Used this to replace a fluorescent undercabinet light. Very happy with the light it provides -- wish the "low" setting were dimmer -- seems like about 70% of brightness, don't need that for nightlight function. Based on other reviews, I didn't even try the mounting clips. I just used three 1/2" squares of double sided tape, and it has held up fine. This is undercabinet, so you cannot see the mount. If you could see the attachment to the surface, the tape might not look as good -- not sure.
"Fair" value just because all LED products are too high priced right now -- I just wanted to give it a try.
January 22, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by JimInGlendale Fatal flaw: hardware provided won't support unit.
Bought two of these, and I really wanted to like them. The size and style are great, and the quality of light is very pleasant.
Unfortunately, the design of the clips provided for support is poor. They simply do not grip the lamp firmly enough to hold it up. Both lamps had this same problem, and they're going back to the store.
Another minor flaw: the boxes claim they are 'linkable', and a cable is provided to daisy-chain multiple units. However, these 24" units are rated to consume 8.48 watts each, and the power supply is only rated to supply 15 watts total. You can't link two identical units without exceeding the power supply's limit.
It's a shame, I really liked the look of these lights.
August 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LightingGuy Great for under microwave
Our new Maytag microwave has poor lighting underneath - low level and tucked against the back wall so that it doesn't light inside pots on the front elements. However, it has two screws just under the door at the front where the brackets for this fixture fit perfectly (I had to drill into the bottom of our old Maytag microwave to support this device, since it had the same problem, so that may be a solution for other products - watch where you are drilling, however, so you don't puncture anything internally that would then be damaged). We love the lighting it provides for the stovetop, its small size (it is the smallest fixture of this type that I could locate), and the fact that it consumes so little energy (makes a great light for evenings when the space is unoccupied). It is visible from the front to some degree (but not overly bright or annoying), and the fact that it has a larger number of LEDs than most similar devices improves its appearance when it is on.
December 21, 2013