Lights in Kitchen Cabinets: Modern Features to Know

Modern technology continues to have a positive impact on many industries and products, and one that you may not have even considered until recently is that of kitchen cabinets. More and more, the use of light fixtures as part of cabinet setups is becoming highly popular, offering several key benefits to the kitchens in which they’re installed.

At AWA Kitchen Cabinets, we’re proud to offer Salt Lake City’s best selection of quality kitchen cabinets – plus numerous accessories or upgrades you might be considering for some or all of your cabinets. This two-part blog series will go over everything you should know when it comes to in-cabinet lighting for your kitchen cabinets – today’s part one will look at some of the modern developments that have made this increasingly popular, while part two will go over some of the main benefits of going this route for some or all of your cabinets.

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Rise of LEDs

One of the first and most notable areas of development when it comes to in-cabinet lighting for kitchen cabinets is the rise of LED technology. LEDs were first developed and released approximately 50 years ago, but recent developments have made them faster, brighter, and more cost effective than ever.

The brightness and energy efficiency of LEDs makes them an ideal option for in-cabinet lighting – they don’t take up much space, can be installed in a variety of ways, and use relatively little energy. This makes them an ideal option for those looking to add some extra light and class to their kitchen cabinets without spending a fortune on electricity bills or purchasing heavy-duty equipment.

Increased Versatility

In addition to the rise of LED technology, in-cabinet lighting has become increasingly versatile. From traditional strip lights to directional spotlights and everything in between, there are countless options on the market today that can be used to create an attractive and functional atmosphere in your kitchen.

No matter what type of cabinet setup you have, there’s almost certainly a lighting option that can be used to enhance the look and feel of your kitchen. And with new technology coming out all the time, there are always more exciting options on the horizon for those looking to spruce up their kitchen cabinets with some stylish lighting.


One of the key benefits of in-cabinet lighting is its portability. Unlike other forms of kitchen cabinet lighting, you can easily move and reposition the lights to create different looks or accommodate a changing layout. This makes them ideal for those who want to be able to adjust their kitchen cabinets regularly without having to go through the trouble (and expense) of removing and then re-installing lighting fixtures.

In part two of this series, we’ll look at some of the key benefits of in-cabinet lighting, such as improved visibility and energy efficiency. However, even just considering the developments we’ve touched on here, you can start to see why this type of lighting is becoming increasingly popular with kitchen cabinet owners everywhere.

At AWA Kitchen Cabinets, our capable team can help you find the perfect lighting fixtures for your kitchen cabinets. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you get the most out of your cabinet setup!