That is a great question and one we receive often. The right LED lights in the end are up to each end user’s personal preference, but we’ve laid out these handy pointers to help you figure out which will be best for your application. Warning: This guide is mainly for kitchen lighting, however it can apply to most other areas as well.

LED Lights: Designer Series, Pro Series panels, Flexible Strips

Pro Series Panels Designer Series Panels Flexible Strips
Description Thin, rigid LED light panels.
0.5 inch wide & 0.3 inches high
Thin, rigid LED light panels with a plastic lens for a more finished look.
0.87 inch wide & 0.75 inches high
Thin, flexible strips that can be made in custom sizes.
0.375 inch wide & 0.25 inches high
Sizes
Available
21 LED Panels- 8.75″
42 LED Panels-
16.75″
10″ Panels
18″ Panels
Custom Lengths
Custom Lengths
3 Brightnesses Available*
(Ultra Bright is similar to Pro Series and Designer Series)
Colors Warm White
Cool White
Warm White
Cool White
Warm White
Cool White
Red
Green
Blue
Flexible?  No, rigid.  No, rigid. Yes, will bend up and down. Normal Bright can bend over itself to turn corners.
Mounting Has two adhesive pads, with screws 3M adhesive backed 3M adhesive backed
Kits: Come with most accessories needed to get started
Panel Packs:
Packs of LED Lights without accessories to help you start your own kit
21 LED Super Deluxe Kit
42 LED Super Deluxe Kit
21 LED Deluxe Kit
42 LED Deluxe Kit
Hardwire Kitchen Kit, Pro Series
21 LED Panel Packs
42 LED Panel Packs
10″ LED Super Deluxe Kit
18″ LED Super Deluxe Kit
10″ LED Deluxe Kit
18″ LED Deluxe Kit
Hardwire Kitchen Kit, Designer Series
10″ Panel Packs
18″ Panel Packs
Ultra Bright Cut & Connect 3 Meter Kit
Super Bright Cut & Connect 3 Meter Kit
Normal Bright Cut & Connect 3 Meter Kit
Ultra Bright Cut & Connect 12 Meter Kit
Super Bright Cut & Connect 12 Meter Kit
Normal Bright Cut & Connect 12 Meter Kit
Best places to install in the kitchen Under cabinets with lips to hide the LED lights. These LED lights have “industrial” look, so will be best hidden. Under cabinets without lips/ where bottom of cabinets are flush. Best in places where the LED lights will be seen. Ultra & Super Bright: LED Lights for under kitchen cabinets without lips
Normal Bright: Inside of opaque or glass cabinets, above cabinets, cove lighting, toe kick lighting
How many do I need? General rule of thumb is one 21 LED panel per standard size cabinet door or one 42 LED panel per large cabinet door. Allow 1.5″ space on each end of your panel to plug interconnect cables in. General rule of thumb is one 10″ LED panel per standard size cabinet door or one 18″ LED panel per large cabinet door. Allow 1.5″ space on each end of your panel to plug interconnect cables in. Measure the length of your cabinet. Subtract 3 inches. This will be the maximum size of LED lights you should order to allow space to plug your interconnect cables in.

*Flexible Strip Brightness:

– Normal Bright: an LED every 1.25 inches

  • Great accent light
  • Perfect for above cabinet lighting, glass cabinet lighting, inside cabinet lighting, cove and kick lighting, display lighting or back lighting.
  • Colors Available: warm or cool white, red, green, and blue.

– Super Bright: an LED every 0.625 inches

  • Medium Brightness and a great, affordable choice
  • Perfect choice for kitchen under counter lighting, display cabinets, signs, and entertainment centers.
  • Colors Available: warm or cool white, red, green, and blue.

– Ultra Bright: an LED every 0.375 inches

  • Tons of lighting for any area in your home
  • Plenty for task lighting, office, garage, wokrshop, and jewelry cases
  • Colors Available: warm or cool white.