Rated 3 out of 5 by 1
Rated 3 out of 5 by WarrenTx Quality Product/Well Made/Not Effective for Undercabinet/Task Lighting
I purchased a number of these 45 degree anodized aluminum channels for LED Tape light I was installing inside some glass fronted and under kitchen and bar cabinets. I had hoped that the 45 degree design coupled with a focusing diffuser would allow more precise focusing of the LED's and provide illumination toward the middle of my cabinets. While they are quite substantial and very well made, after experimenting with placement, I discovered the light emanating from the LED's was too obscured by the trough like design of these channels and the result was, in my estimation, a 25 to 30% reduction in illumination of the area. Additionally, the focusing diffusers were not a good selection for evenly lighting the interiors of my kitchen and bar cabinets or counterops. I returned them (beware restocking fees may apply) and opted for the simpler, lighter and cheaper flush troughs coupled with plain clear diffusers. Much happier with the results and cost savings. These might be a good choice for just accent lighting where a very narrow area is to be illuminated such as a curio cabinet etc but I suggest you experiment with your light source and be mindful of the type of illumination desired before purchasing.
August 20, 2013