Installed 5 light bars myself and they work great.
Just ordered 5 of these under-cabinet lights and replace 5 existing florescent lights. They arrived in less than a week (MN) and I spent a couple hours each the past two days putting them in. I'm not an electrician and don't have any special skills. ( Believe me!) I do have tools and these only required a screwdriver, wire stripper, pliers and small hammer. I also used a vice and file (see bellow) The old lights took a few more clippers and wrenches to get them out. I picked the platinum color and it looks great with my granite countertops and backsplash ...much more finished than the white. I was afraid they would look like office lights but they are a great design that is lightyears ahead of my older low profile florescent models. Pros: - They are really well designed and at a minimum all you need is screwdriver and way to get your power wire stripped back about 3/4" - They have a "push-in" wire connectors that minimize wiring time and minimize installation time. - The glass lens that covers the LED lights comes off easily and goes back on perfectly. Very well designed. - If you have more than one light in a row there is a "connector" so you don't have to wire the second light, just connect it to the first one. (Unbelievable) - Unlike florescent, when you turn on the switch they are one full power instantly. And they won't burn out. (I'm so happy with the results) - Tomorrow I'm going to switch my wall switches out with dimmers. Can't wait. - They have a high / low / off switch on each light, but having a dimmer on the wall will be great. - They are lower profile and fit perfectly with the existing wiring that I had in place. (you do have to punch out where you want the wire to enter the light, so add a small hammer to your list of tools, and a pliers to wiggle free the punch out) Cons (not a big deal) - Because they are such low profile you don't have much room for the ring that screws onto the wire harness coming out of the wall. (sorry I'm not an electrician and don't know the correct names for this stuff) In my case getting the ring screwed on the back of the harness probably wasn't necessary because nothing was going to move. But I did take the ring that was used with the old fixture put it in my vice and filed off the corners so it would turn inside the new fixture. (make me feel good) - They are very light weight metal so they could be prone to bending during installation if you start banging on them. Just be careful and don't force things. (hire an electrician) - The new LED 12" bar seems to give off about the same amount of light as the is the old florescent lights I had. I was hoping the LED would a little bit brighter, especially the smaller ones where I couldn't put in a larger light. Getting comparable light output info seems difficult for LED vs other types. Maybe because I don't totally understand it. Anyway I was just hoping for a little more light on the high end ...that I could dim down. But it is much better than what I had. Great product ....I think you'll be happy if you decide to install them.