About Underlight Accent Lighting
Ideal for use under beds, bathroom cabinets, doorways, steps, kitchens, decks, patios, and more, Underlight Accent Lighting is a high-quality battery operated LED light bar that claims to feature exclusive motion sensor technology that lasts “thousands” of hours under regular use. Underlight Accent Lighting claims to be easy to install anywhere, without the need for tools, plugs, or electrical professionals. In fact, the manufacturer claims it’s so easy that a child could install it in 3 easy steps:
- Add 3 AA batteries.
- Peel off the backing from the adhesive strip and attach anywhere you like.
- Connect multiple Underlight strips for a designer look.
Once the Underlight is triggered, you can determine how long it remains on, and can also choose the sensitivity and distance simply by swiveling the motion sensor. In addition, the manufacturer claims that Underlight can be connected together, making them expandable to accommodate any space or project idea, even around corners using the included 90-degree connector.
Underlight Accent Lighting Pricing & Refund Policy
Underlight Accent Lighting is priced at $19.99 plus $6.99 S&H. You’ll also receive a free bonus Underlight expansion strip with your order, giving you a total of:
- 2 Underlight strips
- 1 Power base
Underlight come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to initiate the process, you’ll need to contact customer service at 855-721-3347.
Can Underlight Accent Lighting Really Provide You with Light Wherever You Need?
With all of this in mind, can you really expect Underlight to work as well as advertised and to easily provide light wherever you need? Perhaps, but consider the following:
Where, Oh Where Could My Power Base Be?
First, unless you’re installing Underlight Accent Lighting in a very discreet area, such as under a kickplate or in a closet, keep in mind that you’ll have at least one power base that needs to be hidden from view.
For example, the Underlight promo video shows them installed under the front lip of stairs, as well as under kitchen cabinets. In instances like these, the power base would need to be hidden from view, or else you’ll have a very cheap-looking plastic box hanging out, which could be unsightly.
For the Low, Low Price Of…
Next, consider that even the most basic LED light bars from popular retailers typically cost more than Underlight Accent Lighting, and they’ll need to be plugged in to a power source. This brings into question the overall quality and durability of Underlight, and how long they’ll ultimately last.
It’s also important to remember that you’ll only receive 2 Underlight with your order, which means if you want to achieve some of the custom looks shown in the product’s promo video, you’ll have to purchase multiple sets, which could greatly increase your overall cost.
New Product means No Customer Feedback
Underlight are a very new product (URL registered September 2014) and as such, they haven’t had adequate time to garner any online customer reviews.
With this said, Underlight are manufactured by Spark Innovators based out of Fairfield, NJ, a relative newcomer to the “As Seen on TV” industry. The company also manufacturers several other popular ASOTV products, including One Pan, Rocky Mountain Knife, Wow Cakes, and many more. Among these, most have an overall rating of 2 stars or less, often due to complaints of poor quality.
In fact, many ASOTV products in general tend to have lower customer satisfaction ratings than similar mainstream products, often due to complaints not just poor quality, but also for failing to perform as advertised, and for poor customer service (numerous upsells during calls, difficulty processing returns, unhelpful representatives, etc.).
Admittedly, while this may not necessarily be the case with Underlight Accent Lighting, it’s something that should remain at the back of your mind.
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While it’s unique that Underlight Accent Lighting doesn’t need to be plugged in, effectively giving you the ability to place them anywhere, it may be the case that they don’t perform as well as the promo video makes them seem, and they may be of poor quality. As a result, you may want to visit you local home and garden store first, in order to see if they offer something similar that could meet your needs.
3 out 3 people found this review helpful
Works as described
I installed four sets under the kitchen cabinets and have been very satisfied with them. The ability to interlock the strips and make U-turns with the included bends makes it easy to customize the installation depending on the cabinet width. The 3M peel-and-stick backing seems secure as the strips are very lightweight. They give sufficient light to find one's way in a dark room at night. The motion sensor is sensitive enough and the units come on quickly and stay on so long as there is activity in the proximity. The lights shut off once there is no movement in the area. The instructions say that with average use, those 3 AA batteries should last for many months (we'll see) possibly depending on whether one chooses the 1 or 5 minute operation time (I chose 1). I've been satisfied so far with the clear instructions, placement flexibility and slim profile which allows them to be placed under my cabinet lips without showing.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend