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FAQ's - Under Cabinet LED Lighting

Posted by Geoffrey Walling on Jul 26, 2016 4:48:28 PM

We’re answering your most common questions regarding our Under Cabinet LED lighting.

The UCA series has been a popular fixture for RDA Lighting because it is multi-purpose and can be used in residential, commercial and industrial applications.  Not only does it brighten up kitchen spaces, but it can also light up PLC control panels as well as the insides of your boats or RV.  The possibilities are endless.

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Topics: Under cabinet lighting

Layers of Light - Indoor Lighting

Posted by Alafiya Shabbir on Jun 14, 2016 1:39:15 PM

Copyright Eliot Cohen Zeitgeist Photography

 Light can change a room.

Before you reach for paint, plan for new windows, or think about an interior remodel to make your space feel bigger and brighter, it may be very useful to take a second look at your lights.

The types of lights you choose and the way you combine different depths of fixtures can alter both the feel and functionality of your space. Read on to find out more about some of the different options you have available to you. 

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Topics: Under cabinet lighting, Lighting Basics

Installing your LED under cabinet lighting (UCA series) – Part 3

Posted by Tanya Barr on Jun 6, 2016 4:53:19 PM

Wrapping up our three-part blog series on the installation of LED under cabinet lights, we will highlight the assembly options for the hardwired version of the UCA series. Choosing the hardwire power supply for your install allows a seamless appearance where wires are concealed, and the lights are conveniently powered through the wall switch.  The hardwired assembly does require a qualified, licensed electrician to carry out the installation and is more complex compared to the plugin assembly option.

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Topics: Under cabinet lighting, Installation

Installing your LED under cabinet lighting (UCA series) – Part 2

Posted by Tanya Barr on May 5, 2016 9:23:29 AM

In our last post, we talked about the functionality of the accessories for our LED under cabinet lights - UCA LED series.  In this post we will discuss the various assemblies in the plug in option.  The plug in method can be an ideal solution to incorporate under cabinet lighting in your kitchen given its cost effectiveness and easy installation when compared to the hard wire option.  With the exception of the one exposed cord that connects to the power outlet, the other wires can be easily tucked away under the cabinet.

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Topics: Under cabinet lighting, Assembly

Installing your LED under cabinet lighting (UCA series) – Part 1

Posted by Tanya Barr on Mar 21, 2016 4:59:00 PM

RDA’s UCA series of LED under cabinet lighting is a distinctive fixture due to its ultra slim profile, pivoting design and a wide range of accessories available for setting the right mood in your kitchen.

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Topics: Under cabinet lighting, Assembly

Color Rendering Index in Under Cabinet Lighting

Posted by Tanya Barr on Feb 8, 2016 9:25:51 AM

In our last blogpost, we discussed considerations for choosing color temperature for under cabinet lighting in kitchens.  It really is about matching your color temperature to your environment so the materials used in your kitchen such as the countertops, backsplash and appliances become crucial in your color temperature selection.  

In this blogpost we will talk about another performance metric called Color Rendering Index or CRI.

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Topics: Under cabinet lighting

Selecting color temperature in under cabinet lighting

Posted by Tanya Barr on Jan 13, 2016 2:12:47 PM

 

When tasked with creating a warm, inviting, and comforting space in your home, lighting designers talk about the importance of using light layers to deliver the right ‘feel’ for the room. Light layers consist of ambient lighting, task lighting, accent lighting, and decorative lighting:
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Topics: Under cabinet lighting

Illuminate your kitchen with LED under cabinet lighting

Posted by Kamna Mirchandani on Dec 10, 2015 4:52:07 PM

The kitchen is the center of activity in any home. Under cabinet lighting is a great way to enhance the look and ambiance of this busy meeting space. Over the years, LED lighting has become the preferred lighting choice among consumers replacing halogen and fluorescent lights previously used in under cabinet lighting. There are many options in the LED category including puck lights, strip lights and even tape lights that are available in various designs, color temperatures and CRIs. RDA’s LED under cabinet lighting system is a popular choice because:

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Topics: Under cabinet lighting