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Under Cabinet lights + outlets?

Jennifer Weinman
4 months ago
last modified: 4 months ago

I have been searching endlessly and not finding what I'm looking for, so I'm hoping someone could make a recommendation.

I'm looking for an under cabinet lighting that INCLUDES outlets as well, all in the same strip or system.

I'm trying to avoid unsightly outlet plugs either on the walls (we will have a seamless quartz backsplash) or at the back of the cabinet. Years ago (probably around 2007....) my parents did a huge kitchen reno, and had undercab lighting that also had the outlets - all built into the same strip. I'm guessing they were fluorescent. They've sinced moved, so it's impossible to know where those were obtained. I'm just trying to find the best way to make this all work and not be unsightly. We will have another area of the kitchen with outlets on the actual wall for appliances that stay there (coffee, toaster, etc) as I'm aware the pros and cons of wall outlets vs undercab outlets. We just need outlets under a stretch of cabinets in order to meet code. I don't think they will be used a ton, but maybe occasionally.

Are people doing separate "systems" for lighting and outlets under cabinets or something unified? I would love recommendations!

EDIT TO UPDATE: After a little bit more searching, I completely see that separate light and plug units might be better. Revising my queary to ask what folks would recommend for each.

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