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Cabinet lighting

Separate lighting in the breakfast cabinet is advisable, as general lighting is often not enough to illuminate the inside of the cabinet. In addition, a beautifully lit cabinet is convenient and comfortable to use.

Good and functional lighting in a breakfast cabinet can be accomplished in different ways. However, the most important thing is to consider the amount of light needed and that lighting is easy and pleasant to use.

The most convenient way to illuminate a breakfast cabinet is to use automatic lighting control, as it requires no light switch whatsoever. The lights are turned on when the cabinet doors are opened.

In most cases, long profile light fixtures are most well-suited, since they provide an even light and the profile can be hidden in furniture structures. Profile light fixtures are convenient when it’s desirable to illuminate the breakfast cabinet completely. If you wish to highlight selected areas in the cabinet or otherwise create more vivid lighting, you can use individual spotlights to illuminate the breakfast cabinet.

Drawers and other places where it’s difficult to import electricity are easiest to illuminate with rechargeable battery-powered lights. The light is needed only when the drawers are open, which means the batteries power won’t run out often.

Please see below for tips on how to place a profile light fixture in a breakfast cabinet, what to consider when designing lighting in your home and how to execute lighting control in a breakfast cabinet!

1. Standard-length profile light fixture under a shelf

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The simplest way to illuminate your breakfast cabinet is with LIMENTE LED-PROFIL LUX-IR. The surface-mounted light profile is available in standard lengths of 26cm, 56cm, 86cm, 116cm and 146cm, and has a great light output. The profile is installed near the front end of the underside of a shelf to ensure light is projected evenly across the work top. The power supply cable is routed inside the cable channel (included in delivery) to the back of the cabinet and to the power supply on top of the cabinet, for example.

Recommended surface-mounted profile light fixture including a switch: LIMENTE LED-PROFIL LUX IR

Recommended light fixture for a drawer (see section 7.): LIMENTE LED-RENO

2. Cabinet-wide profile light fixture under a shelf

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A profile light fixture under a shelf or on the ceiling of the cabinet illuminates the cabinet evenly with no connection points interrupting the light. The profiles can be shortened to a desired length and installed in full length in the cabinet. The profile is installed near the front edge of the underside of a shelf to ensure light is projected evenly across the work top. The power supply cable is routed from the end of the profile to the power supply on top of the cabinet, for example. LIMENTE LED-LINEA, LIMENTE LED-INSER and LIMENTE LED-INSER MINI project light straight down, while LIMENTE LED-GRADE directs the light slightly backwards. Profiles are available both recessed and surface-mounted.

Recommended surface-mounted profile light fixture: LIMENTE LED-LINEA, LIMENTE LED-GRADE

Recommended recessed profile light fixtures: LIMENTE LED-INSER ja LIMENTE LED-INSER MINI, LIMENTE LED-GRADE

Recommended light fixture for a drawer (see section 7): LIMENTE LED-RENO

3. A profile light fixture behind a shelf

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A profile light fixture placed in the back end of a shelf illuminates the breakfast cabinet evenly with no connection points interrupting the light. The profiles are shortened to a desired length and installed in full length. The profile is installed approx. 10cm from the back end of the cabinet so that the light is indirectly reflected from the back wall to illuminate the whole cabinet. The power supply cable is routed from the end of the profile to the power supply on top of the cabinet, for example. Profiles are available both recessed and surface-mounted.

Recommended surface-mounted profile light fixture: LIMENTE LED-SEAM

Recommended light fixture for a drawer (see section 7): LIMENTE LED-RENO

4. A profile light fixture for a side wall

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A profile light fixture placed on the side wall illuminates the breakfast cabinet evenly with no connection points interrupting the light. The profiles are shortened to a desired length and installed in full length (see picture). The profile is installed approx. 10cm from the back end of the cabinet so that the light is indirectly reflected from the back wall to illuminate the whole cabinet. The power supply cable is routed from the end of the profile to the power supply on top of the cabinet, for example. Profiles are available both recessed and surface-mounted.

Recommended surface-mounted profile light fixture: LIMENTE LED-LILO

Recommended recessed profile light fixture: LIMENTE LED-LILA

Recommended light fixture for a drawer (see section 7.): LIMENTE LED-RENO

5. A profile light fixture on the front end of a side wall

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A profile light fixture placed on the side wall illuminates the breakfast cabinet evenly with no connection points interrupting the light. The profiles are shortened to a desired length and installed in full length (see picture). The profile is installed in the front end of the cabinet so that the light is indirectly reflected from the back wall to illuminate the whole cabinet. The power supply cable is routed from the end of the profile to the power supply on top of the cabinet, for example. Profiles are available surface-mounted.

Recommended surface-mounted profile light fixture: LIMENTE LED-CORNER

Recommended light fixture for a drawer (see section 7.): LIMENTE LED-RENO

6. A profile light fixture on the back wall

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A profile light fixture installed on the back wall of the breakfast cabinet is clearly visible and, at the same time, an interior element. The surface-mounted LIMENTE LED-DUO projects light both up and down, and the surface-mounted LIMENTE LED-WALL focuses the light on the work top. Both profiles are shortened to a desired length and installed in full length on the back wall of the cabinet (see picture). The power supply cable is routed from the end of the profile to the power supply on top of the cabinet, for example.

Recommended surface-mounted profile light fixture: LIMENTE LED-DUO

Recommended recessed profile light fixture: LIMENTE LED-WALL

Recommended light fixture for a drawer (see section 7): LIMENTE LED-RENO

7. Lighting of drawers in the breakfast cabinet

Rechargeable, battery-powered light fixtures are recommended to illuminate the drawers inside the breakfast cabinet (and other places where electricity is difficult to import). The light fixture is attached with magnets to the mounting plate installed on the drawer unit, making it easy to recharge. Since the light is turned on only when the drawer is open, the batteries won’t run out often. The light fixture has an integrated USB connector for charging.

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Recommended light fixture for a drawer: LIMENTE LED-RENO

8. Lighting control in a breakfast cabinet

In the first section, lighting control is executed with a switch integrated in the light fixture. The lights turn on and off with a wave of a hand. In the following sections, automatic lighting control is executed with LIMENTE SMART 120 sensors. The sensor is placed up on the front end of the cabinet on both sides. The SMART 120 light control reacts to the door opening, so the lights are turned on when the door is opened and turns off when the door is closed.

See VIDEO on how  LIMENTE SMART-120 works

9. Practical sockets

A socket can be installed either on the bottom of the upper cabinets or shelves or recessed in the work top. No matter which installation method is most suited for you, please note the amount of different electrical appliances that need electricity in the breakfast cabinet at the same time. Make sure there are enough sockets to use!

Recommended sockets to install on the bottom of the upper cabinets or shelves: LIMENTE MINI-2, LIMENTE MINI-3, LIMENTE MIRO

Recommended recessed sockets: LIMENTE DESK, LIMENTE INSET, LIMENTE TOWER