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Puck Light Fixtures

Apr 3, 2008
Looking for an easy and affordable way to enhance the quality of your home or office with unique under cabinet lighting solutions? Puck lights are a perfect solution for lighting small, isolated or architectural situations where ordinary light fixtures simply will not work. Puck Lighting Fixtures are compact, high performance lights are available in a variety of sizes, colors, finishes and wattages, which provide you with a fully customizable and fully functional, permanent light solution that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.

Puck lights are available with several types of bulbs that have specific functions and characteristics. Use the following descriptions as a guide to determine the right Puck Lights to fit your needs:

Xenon

Xenon bulbs emit the brightest light, without producing harmful ultraviolet, or UV, rays. These lights can last up to 10,000 hours, or more than one full year if used 24 hours a day, every day. Xenon puck lights made with Xenon lights are efficient and affordable, and the bulbs are cool to the touch, unlike Halogen bulbs, which makes them perfect additions to your most delicate situations.

Halogen

Halogen and Mini Halogen puck Lights are more economical and efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs and are a stylish way to illuminate your home or office décor. They produce more light per watt than standard bulbs and the light emitted from Halogen bulbs most closely replicates true sunlight, which gives richer and more radiant light, so colors look their absolute best. Halogen puck lighting fixtures have traditionally been used in jewelry stores to bring out the fire in the diamonds and other gems.

LED or Light Emitting Diode

LED lights have very long lives and are the most economical because they don't have a traditional bulb cased within the LED and do not need to be replaced. These lights can be red, green, blue or white, and have been used in everything from calculators to flood lighting. LED puck lights keep displays cool, and can last up to 60,000 hours. Although these lights require a slightly larger initial investment, their long life and energy efficiency will save you tons on your electricity bill and you won't have to spend money on replacement bulbs.

Low Voltage

Low Voltage Halogen or Xenon puck lights add a dramatic effect with indirect lighting, and are superior for highlighting details on artwork, architectural details, or other pieces of furniture.

These highly versatile puck lights work in most lighting situations, because of their compact nature, and unique, yet stylish designs. Button puck lights have a low profile and shallow installation depth for use in shelves, cabinets and display cases. Small under cabinet lighting fixtures have an attractive profile and are commonly made of steel, for durability and available with a surface mount or recessed mount, for installations in ceilings or walls. There are different types of puck lights, with adjustable miniature recessed becoming very popular for direct lighting. Some use the small MR11 halogen and there are some slightly larger which use an MR16, but both have a 2 ¼" cutout. The MR16 version has a bit more depth to the housing however at 4".

Most can be used with a dimmer, to add ambiance to your china cabinets, bathroom, or other area where indirect or direct lighting is needed. Available in black, white or metallic chrome, bronze, brushed nickel, or brass, these versatile lights can add a professional and finished look to your home or office, and you will save money that would have been spent on expensive lamps, fixtures, flashlights and batteries.
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