Kitchen Sink Light – Part 2: Replaced!

The LED light over our kitchen sink has been acting up for a while.  The 3 LED bulbs would flicker, go out, come back on, etc. – very annoying.  We removed the plastic cover so we could fiddle with the misbehaving bulbs easier, but the whole thing was definitely in need of replacing.

Last week I disconnected it so I could see if it was hard-wired or plugged into a hidden outlet.  It was hard-wired.  So over the weekend hubby and I went to Home Depot and bought this LED replacement:

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I like that there’s 7 LEDs that don’t ever need replacing [they’re embedded in the light vs. being removable bulbs].  Hubby liked that the light bar is dimmable.  And I have to say, now that it’s installed, so do I!  Despite being advertised for $99.97 online, it was $86 in the store.

It was VERY easy to install!  Just pop the back compartment off:

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Connect the black, white & ground [green] wire to the electrical cable coming out of the wall:

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Pop the back back on, secure the light to the underside of the cupboard above the sink with the included screws, and done!

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Here’s the dimmer dial:

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This morning I came downstairs and hubby had turned the dimmer dial way down.  It gave a nice, low, ambient glow to the otherwise dark kitchen.  Much better than being greeted by bright lights!  I wish I’d thought to take a picture… maybe I’ll get one tomorrow morning and update this post.

This was item #7 on my list of projects to complete in 2015.  Woohoo!  Of course, out of 12 projects, I’ve only completed 2 so far, but every completion counts 🙂

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6 Comments

  1. Well done. We talked about putting lights under our cabinets before we tiled the backsplash, but it never happened.

    • There’s a lot of nice plug-in under cabinet lighting, too – and they connect to each other in a long string (up to like 7 lights) so you only need to plug the first one into an outlet.

  2. Very nice light – love that it’s dimmable.

    • Me too! It goes way down to almost nothing, and way up to super bright! It’s way brighter than the old one – we were worried it wouldn’t be bright enough but it’s awesome!

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