How to light an outdoor entertaining area
Under cabinet lighting is a discreet way to create an even brightness, without the light source being seen. These modern lights can hide inside cupboards or under cabinets without getting in the way or interrupting the design of your room. There are plenty of options to suit your space, with puck lights for small cupboards and bar lights for larger areas. You can use them for task lighting, ambient light or to accent the features of your home.
The Arlec range of under cabinet lighting is fully D.I.Y. so you can easily install them yourself without the need for an electrician. Many are battery powered, which gives you the flexibility to light up any area, even if there's no power point nearby. Perfect in and around kitchen cabinetry, you can also use them inside wardrobes, linen closets and even in the shed. Most of the lights are made with lightweight plastic, so they can be added to the most delicate cabinets as well as plaster walls and ceilings.
The amazing flexibility of LED strip lights makes them an easy and affordable way to create an intimate and relaxing ambience in any room. Install them in your kitchen to bring the splashback to life, highlight cabinetry, or create a unique night-light at floor level. Add a dramatic touch to your living rooms, create the illusion of floating shelves, or increase the feeling of space by lighting the wall behind furniture. And it's the perfect addition to bar shelving, behind bottles and glasses.
Arlec 5m cool white LED strip lights are a subtle way to add a modern lighting touch to your home. An energy efficient LED light strip, they are brighter than rope lights while still being really flexible. With a slim easy-fit design, it's the perfect choice for task lighting under cabinets or you can hide it behind furniture for ambient lighting. Cool to touch, these strip lights are safe for children and pets and you can tuck it away between furniture and without causing heat damage.
LED is one of the most energy efficient lighting technologies available today. More durable and longer lasting than other types of lighting, LED light bulbs provide an equal, if not better quality of light. You can also position the light exactly where you want it, instead of lighting up the entire house, saving you power and money.
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When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.