Sunday, December 29, 2013

Mosaic Flexible Light Kit

Wendell installed some lights above our kitchen countertop yesterday.  We used to have only a fluorescent bulb above the sink and so it was pretty dim around the countertop where Wendell does the food prepping.


He replaced the fluorescent tube with an LED fixture and then put up these flexible bands of light all along the underside of the cabinets.

He said he got the light kit from Costco and it was around $30.

These are the lights!!!!  It's not really bright bright, but it illuminates sufficiently, especially when there was no light there at all before.

It wasn't a continuous 12-foot band but several lengths that you connect together here.

It came with a remote which you can use to select different colors if you like. 

Wendell knew that the band wouldn't stick properly to the bumpy surface on the underside of the cabinet so he drilled and attached a smooth track for it to stick on to.  He also had to saw through some of the wood braces so that the bands could lay flat.  It took him awhile to get everything just right, but he did a great job.


Nippon Nin said...

Nice! You have a built-in handy man...did he charge you for this job?

jalna said...

Wendell is such a good handyman, Akemi . . . and free!

K and S said...

wow nice!

jalna said...

I think so too, Kat!

Mokihana said...

What a great idea!! I like lots of light in the kitchen too. Way to go, Wendell!

Erick said...

That is so cool. Does Wendell do condos?

jalna said...

I think you can do um yourself, Erick.