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LumiStick Under-Cabinet Light, retail $74.99 (
Manufactured by Eternaleds (
Last updated 09-17-08

This is an LED undercabinet light strip, designed to replace those bulky fluorescent fixtures you may already have in place. The color temperature (tint) is a warm shade of white; this particular unit approximates the color tint of existing undercounter fluorescent fixtures.

It uses 18 pcs. 0.25 watt soft white SMD LEDs, arranged in a linear "strip" along the entire length of the device.
The base is metal, and there are two built-in magnets in it that allow for mounting to any flat, ferrous (magnetic) surface.

Due to the length of the product, I was not able to obtain a good photograph of it. This light really does look a lot better in reality.


To use this undercabinet light strip, plug the end of its 5 foot cord into the AC adapter receptacle on the end of a long cord running from the AC adapter - the AC adapter for a single Lumistick costs an extra $24.99. If the underside of your cabinets is made from a ferrous (magnetic) metal, you can just "stick" it to the surface using the magnets already installed in this product.

Additional mounting options are available; please see the web page on the Eternaleds site this product is on.

Plug the larger end of the "wall wart"-type AC adapter into any standard (in north America anyway) 110 volts to 130 volts AC 60Hz two- or three-slot receptacle (the adapter itself is rated to accept an input voltage of 100 to 240 volts 50 or 60Hz; you will require a plug adapter for your country however).

Tape or carefully staple the wire from the LumiStick so that it is not readily visible. If stapling, please be careful not to accidentally staple through the wire; please be certain that the wire is at or very near the center of each staple before firing the staple gun.

This is an undercabinet LED light strip, not a flashlight. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the toliet bowl or the cistern, run over it, swing it against the concrete floor of an outdoor patio, use a medium claw hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island {In the episode "Les Saves the Day...Again", Paulie Preztail says "Hey, ever wonder why this park's called 'Mount Erupto' anyway?", then Franklin Fizzlybear says "I think its an old native term. Means 'very safe.'"}), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that flashlights may have inflicted upon them.

This is a loaner, so I would not have performed damaging or possibly even destructive tests on it anyway, regardless of what kind of product it was.

Handle it as you would an ordinary household fluorescent light bulb (tube), and it shouldn't give you any guff.

This strip is rated to output 360 lumens, though I am not equipped to measure light in "lumens" because you need a special (and expen$ive) instrument called an integrating sphere to do that, and I neither own nor have access to one.

The CRI (color rendering index) is advertised as being "80+"; however, since I do not own or have access to a colorimeter (or whatever instrument is used to determine CRI), I cannot test this for myself. That being said, based upon personal observation, the CRI does indeed to meet or exceed the "80" mark specified for this fixture.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Photograph intentionlly left uncropped so you can get at least a vague idea of the viewing angle.
The viewing angle is listed as 120°.
Measures 94,600mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

This is a wide viewing angle source, and if I've told you once, I've told you 31,054,500 times:
Wider viewing angles always, always, ALWAYS equal lower mcd values.
The very long nature of the source will also contribute to the artifically low value here.

Close-up of several of the LEDs in this strip.

Counter lit by the existing fluorescent fixture.
As you can see, this area of counter is primarily for the dog - note his treats, bowl, medications, etc.

The cord for the LumiStick is also visible; in reality it would be hidden away - possibly stapled at intervals.

Same counter, lit by one LumiStick.
In this photograph, the LumiStick was stuck by its magnets to the outer surface of the fluorescent fixture;
in actual use, it would be set approximately 2.0" (~5.08cm) upward on the underside of the cabinet.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this cabinet light.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis.
This analysis was not really necessary given the nature of the product, but I happened to have the instrument ready & running.
Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Test unit was sent to me by J.C. of Eternaleds on 09-05-08, and was received as a loaner on the morning of 09-09-08. Since the unit is a loaner that I'll have for no more than one or two days (as of 09-08-08), I'll soon be adding the dreadful "" icon next to its listings on this website, indicating that I no longer have the product available for additional testing & analyses.

Product was made in Korea.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 09-17-08
I have sent this product back to J.C. who was kind enough to loan it to me in the first place. Therefore, the dreadful "" icon has been added next to its listings on this website, indicating that I no longer have the product available for additional testing & analyses.



    MANUFACTURER: Eternaleds
    PRODUCT TYPE: LED "under cabinet" strip light
    LAMP TYPE: 0.25W soft white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 18
    BEAM TYPE: Wide flood w/very soft fall-off to perimeter
    CASE MATERIAL: Metal & plastic
    BEZEL: Metal; LEDs protected by plastic window
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    SIZE: 11.81" long, 0.74 wide, 0.41" tall
    WARRANTY: 3 years


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