Hera Lighting Display and Furniture Cabinet Lighting Systems

Hera Lighting introductionHera Lighting cabinet and furniture lighting has many uses.  Predominately, it is used on the underside of your upper kitchen cabinets.  This is where it first started, and where is continues to prove popular.  But in today’s kitchen, things have changed.


Accent lighting is now used inside cabinets too.  And with LED leading the way, the concerns of heat build up inside your cabinets is no Hera Lighting in your kitchen cabinetslonger a concern.  Many of todays kitchens have glass front doors.  You can look into your cabinets without opening the doors.  Thus, you are choosing to show off what is in the inside.  Now if your glass front cabinet doors have a few boxes of Wheaties or Quaker Oats resting right behind them, you need more help than the scope of this blog.  Generally, glass front cabinet doors will have some nice China platters or plates you wish to display.  You may keep vases in your cabinets.  You could have a small statue behind a kitchen cabinet door.  Can you see these things with the glare of the ceiling lights on the glass?  Probably not too well.  So … add some interior spotlight lighting to the inside of your cabinet and show off what you proudly wish to display.

Hera Lighting has Tape-LED lights that you can mount to the underside of your cabinets, above them to accent the wall going up to the ceiling, or add to your toe kicks.  Sometimes you want a little low level lighting under your toe kick.  It will brighten up the kitchen more.  Linear LED lighting has become very popular for the underside of your upper cabinets.  It throws an even light amount across your counters.  Giving you lots of light to work with when preparing meals.  There are several linear LED lights to select from, some that connect end to end without unsightly connection points; they look like one long continuous light.  And when the evening winds down and you do not want a bright task light on, dimming options allow you to bring down the level of light to create accent lighting with the same lights.  For more focused light, traditional spotlights in round or square, pinpoint light where you need it.  Some come with swivel functions to point the light more precisely.

Walking out of the kitchen for a moment, and into the bathroom – what kind of lighting do you have in your bathroom?  Is it the single glass globe in the middle of the ceiling that is turning yellow and not allowing as much light through?  Are they sconce lights on both sides of your mirror?  Is the area of the bathroom where you NEED the light, not getting the light?  All bathrooms are not created equally.  If you need light above theHera Big6/2-LED light counter so you can see what you are doing better, add some.  If you happen to have a shelf unit in the bathroom that you would like some display lighting on, add it.  Every application and every need will be different.  Going across a dual sink area, you may need 5 or 6 spotlights.  In the upper side of a linen closet, you may consider 1 or 2 spotlights.  Or possibly the Big6/2-LED for a strong amount of light from one fixture.

We will continue our discussion on Hera in another post.  We do wish to say that Hera Lighting can be used in almost any residential and commercial application.  It is commonly found in boat and motor homes.  It is used in furniture making.  You may also see it installed at the doctors office the next time the dentist leans you back in his chair.  Next time you visit a hotel or Japanese steak house, look at the utility and accent lighting.  Cabinetry lighting is found most everywhere!  Eclectic-ware proudly distributes Hera Lighting.

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Kitchen CabinetryEclectic-ware is about home improvement hardware related to kitchen and bathroom cabinetry.  But we don’t stop there.  Most people think of cabinet hardware as being hinges, slides, and knobs.  It is a little bit more than that.

Cabinet hardware is everything used to make  a cabinet.  And whether that cabinet is for your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, garage, or a special piece of furniture you are making, the hardware is all the same.  You might get a little fancier for some living room or bedroom cabinetry, and you may keep it really plain for the garage.  You have choices.

First, you do have to decide on the cabinets.  We do not offer cabinet boxes, but we do have doors and drawer fronts, and other refacing supplies such as cut to size plywood and veneer.  As well as the same choices in thermal foil.  And maple drawer boxes too.  You can order wood doors finished or unfinished.  If you have a special stain color in mind for your cabinets, get your doors unfinished and then stain them yourself.  And these are not just for cabinet makers and woodworkers.  DIY people refinish their own kitchens and baths all the time.

When hanging cabinet doors, concealed hinges have pretty much become the norm.  When adding drawer slides, there are tons of choices from simple to ultra quiet with soft-closing mechanisms.

Hera closet lightingThen, something that was not so popular 30 to 100 years ago, but that is almost essential to cabinetry now, is cabinet lighting.  Whether the lighting is below cabinets, above them, or in them, accent lighting is awesome.  And under cabinet lighting that acts as task lighting is nice to have upon your countertops.  Too many people depend upon one ceiling light in the kitchen to light the whole kitchen.  How many people have said, there is not enough light in this kitchen?  Hera Lighting products answer that need, as well as turning any cabinet or piece of furniture into a showpiece.  In this picture we just showed, that is a bank of drawers, shelves, and a counter in a closet.  And with spotlight lighting to throw plenty of light onto that counter top.  You could be just show casing some treasured pieces on the counter, or using it functionally.  Nonetheless, cabinet lighting brings it alive.

Cabinet knobs and drawer pulls come in hundreds of thousands of choices.  You might see a few hundred of them at any store.  But with the tremendous amount of decorative cabinet hardware manufacturers out there, most of which do not have their items displayed in regular stores, you really have no idea of all the possibilities.  It’s not just plain brass or chrome handles anymore.  Resin handles have come a long way in vibrant colors and strength.Arthur Harris custom sized stainless steel cabinet handles  Metallic finish options are in the dozens of choices now.  Glass, Corian, Wilsonart, and even leather handles now exist.  We have one company that will make their custom stainless steel bar handles to the sixteenth of an inch.  You can order a precision sized handle!

Other cabinet hardware would include organizing accessory, such as those for wine bottles, stemware glasses, pots and pans, even kitchen slide out trash cans.  Pantry pulls outs or simple cabinet hooks can multiply storage capacity.  Pull out drawers can make reaching deeper within a cabinet an easier chore.  There is a lot you can do beyond the basic scope of a simple cabinet.  We are here to help.  And we showcase a lot of nice products on our Eclectic-ware web site.  Please let us know how we can assist you.  And this can be for new construction or a remodeling job.