Very well constructed housing of aluminum serves as an excellent heat sink (the unit weights over 2.5 pounds) and the 3000K bulb provides a nice warm white light. The out of sight wiring access is located in the rear (not top) panel. All accessories and hardware are included except for the actual wiring to the unit - you can use either non metallic (romex) or armored cable (bx). The instructions are not the easiest to understand and in one instance reference is made to a non-existing lock washer. One step may slow down your installation - you need to remove the lens cover in order to remove the packing sleeve surrounding the bulb - but my particular lens cover was so tight, I had to find a non-marring pry bar to pop the lens cover open, (start a one end to avoid breaking the cover).
Well made, but impossible to remove lens to install/replace bulb
January 3, 2016
Ease of installation :
Bought 2 for replacing existing undercab liights. The new fixtures are of good quality construction, and installation onto the cabinet would have been easy except for one small, but show-stopping problem. Step 1 in the installation instructions is 1) remove lens (to remove small cardboard stabilizer holding the bulb in place for shipment). Simple right? ...but the lens is so tightly wedged in it's channels front and back, that it is impossible to remove. Use of a tool to pry it cracked the lens (without removing it.) After trying - per instructions - to remove lens for 15 mins on both fixtures, I gave up. Drove to Home Depot to seek help from electrical dept. After 3o mins from 3 helpers, and removal of 6 screws holding the fixture together, we finally pried the lens off (with a flat blade). I could have popped the lens back in, replaced the screws and installed the lights...but knowing this would be required again to replace the bulb on the installed fixture, I returned the lights. Not sure how the manufacturer allows this lens to be so snugly installed. It just can't be removed without surgery.
I opted to pay $70 plus to get a fixture that was not white. My boyfriend and I installed it ourselves without too much trouble. Neither one of us are electricians, but we were just replacing the old fixture that was under the cabinet. The instructions were kind of confusing, but we were able to figure them out and got it installed in about an hour. It is working great, and I am very happy with the purchase.
Pros: Well Made, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Stylish, Very Bright, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
I've used these fixtures in a number of kitchens I have designed and I really like the high level of quality construction. I use these when we want energy efficient lighting and dimming is not a priority. It's important to use warm white fluorescent bulbs to get the best look.
I purchased this lighting for my under cabinet lighting in my kitchen. I had an electrician install the lighting and it is great! Excellent task lighting, we have some corner cabinets that did not have any direct lighting and this works out fantastic. I also like turning on the lighting at night, there is a nice level of lighting and sets a nice mood in the kitchen. The slim profile and stainless steel work so well under the cabinets. You wouldn't even know there is lighting until it is turned on. If someone were to look, the nice finish works well with our stainless steel kitchen.
I spent alot of time researching cabinet lighting. I kept going back to these. Took me a long time to pull the trigger on these because of the price. They are made so right! They really did research things when they made these! I went with the fluorescent for 2 reasons, price and they are 50% brighter than any of the other options available from Juno pro lighting. The space under my cabinet was 22 3/4" wide, the exact width of these perfectly! Yes you can find other lighting close to this, but they wire on the sides! With no room to spare, who wants that? These lights hard wire from the back. They are only 1" deep. I haven't found anything thinner. Burn at a cool temperature and no HUMMMM!!!!! Installed very easy as well! I just finished installing them and I think I'm gonna like them. Outstanding quality!!!