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The UCX™ LED Undercabinet Light employs the latest technology in LEDs and can be mounted under a cabinet or hutch to provide light for desks and kitchen counters without taking up any table space.
UCX™ is constructed of a lightweight aluminum alloy and features an ultra slim (5/8” wide) LED light bar. The light includes a tiltable magnetic bracket with screw-in capability that allows users to easily mount the light to metal or wood cabinets to provide lighting to desks, cubicles, or kitchen counters. Once attached, the light can swivel back and forth to 60 degrees to provide more directional lighting. UCX™ is controlled by a touchstrip which allows users to simply slide their finger along the strip for continuous dimming. UCX™ is powered by an adapter-style power supply that plugs into a standard wall outlet, and multiple units can be daisy-chained to run off of a single power supply to simplify installation. Chained units can be individually controlled or synced.
The LEDs are rated to run 50,000 hours before dropping to 70% brightness. Assume 8 hours of daily use, the light can run for over 17 years before it becomes noticeably dimmer. Additionally, users can maximize convenience and energy savings by adding an optional occupancy sensor to the lamp and it will automatically shut the light off when they leave and on when they return.
UCX™ is available in Metallic Black, Silver and White finishes, with a choice of warm white (~ 3,500 K) or cool white (~ 4,500 K) light.
Koncept Technologies Inc.
With years of manufacturing and industrial design experience, the founders established Koncept in 2002 to design and develop innovative products for home and business. The company has since developed a line of elegant LED lamps and lighting elements with the discriminating consumer in mind. Not only have consumers embraced Koncept's lighting for home and office, the designs have gained national and international attention. From 2005 through 2008, Koncept's flagship product, the Z-Bar® High Power LED desk lamp has won critical acclaim in publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Samsung's DigitAll Magazine. It has also won a number of prestigious awards from International Design Magazine and Time Magazine and was selected as a permanent display in Germany's Die Neue Sammlung museum as a best innovation of the 20th/21st centuries. It has also won the platinum honor from ADEX (Awards for Design Excellence) awards and was selected to be displayed in the Smart Home exhibition hosted by the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry in 2009. Encouraged by the popularity of and need for high quality LED lighting, Koncept introduced EQUO® in 2009. To date, this finely sculpted LED lamp has earned awards from ADEX, SPARK, Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Award (sponsored by the U.S. Dept of Energy), and ASID's BLOOM award for energy efficiency. Perhaps most prestigious is that EQUO® was awarded the coveted red dot award for design excellence in 2011, and our new undercabinet light, UCX™, also won the 2011 Best of NeoCon GOLD Award in the Task Lighting category. Even the tremendous success of these exceptional LED lamps has not slowed the Koncept team of innovators. That's because ideas never rest at Koncept. Successes like Z-Bar® and EQUO® and the new UCX™ Undercabinet Light are leading to our next and future generations of lighting elements. Koncept's goal remains as it started: Design innovative products that set high standards in the industry and more importantly, make your life safer, simpler and greener.