Wood-Mode Launches Industry-First Integrated Lighting Program for Custom Cabinetry
December 12, 2016
When it comes to kitchen design, LED lighting has been on a strong and steady upswing in terms of kitchen trends. With 84 percent of renovating homeowners upgrading lighting fixtures in kitchen projects, there has been increased focus placed on undercabinet, in–cabinet and other cabinetry–centric lighting solutions. In fact, 74 percent of homeowners who upgrade kitchen lighting now incorporate under–cabinet lighting, and 19 percent install in–cabinet lighting, all–time highs for both categories according to the 2016 Houzz Kitchen Trends Study.
Wood–Mode, the leading manufacturer of fine custom cabinetry, has long recognized this increasing trend and in response has launched an exclusive integrated lighting solution. An industry–first, the Wood–Mode Integrated Lighting Program featuring Häfele LED solutions is a collaboration between two industry leaders to meet and drive the growing demand for integrated lighting design. The program utilizes the very best 12 volt, 3rd generation Loox LED options from Hafele. LED lighting is specified in 80 percent of kitchen projects overall (according to the NKBA) and offers energy efficient, controllable, and discrete illumination with unlimited creative possibilities.
For many consumers and designers, cabinet lighting has been considered either a limited “stock” experience, or an after–thought. The program goal is to assist Wood–Mode designers with planning, selecting, and configuring designs for LED lighting, including wire management, necessary drivers, and switches that are all required as part of a lighting application. The program makes it easier to offer LED lighting as part of a high–end, custom cabinet installation.
A Seamless Design Experience
The Wood–Mode Integrated Lighting Program featuring Häfele LED solutions allows designers and homeowners to integrate high quality lighting concepts at the outset of the design process. While the process starts and ends with a Wood–Mode designer, Häfele supplies all lighting and components. With more than 90 years of developing, sourcing and manufacturing innovative products that reflect the dedication of the American craftsman, Häfele is a natural partner for the Wood–Mode brand.
How It Works
The primary objective of the Wood–Mode Integrated Lighting Program is to offer interior designers and homeowners a measured approach to incorporating a broad range of fully integrated lighting applications into its custom cabinetry and furniture pieces. This streamlined process includes three main steps:
1. Design and order cabinets through one of 600+ Wood–Mode dealers throughout North America.
Custom lighting solutions are selected and ordered during this step, in addition to light ribbons, drivers, switches and other lighting components.
2. Using Häfele–supplied schematics and materials list, installers have an informed plan for the plug
and play components. Recess profiles are pre–installed and wire paths are pre–routed by Wood- Mode during the cabinet manufacturing process, in some applications.
3. Cabinetry and lighting solutions are installed on–site concurrently, with lighting support provided directly from Häfele.
A Variety of Solutions for Consumers
Wood–Mode kitchens are designed with both framed and frameless cabinets, and a wealth of custom
features. In order to provide the same level of customization for cabinetry lighting, Wood–Mode has developed a comprehensive roster of complementary solutions that illuminate Wood–Mode’s meticulously designed cabinets inside and out. These include:
Interior Cabinet Lighting
Glass door interior lighting
Interior cabinet pull–out lighting
Corner cabinet lighting
Drawers & Shelf Lighting
Drawer lighting with light bar
Deep shelf storage lighting
Open display cabinetry
Under Cabinet Lighting
Task lighting with puck lights
Task lighting with integrated light bar bridging multiple cabinets
Floating cabinet lighting
Accessories and Other Applications
Fascia accent lighting
Vanity mirror frame lighting
Wardrobe pole lighting
Integrated Light Operation Switching
IR door sensor switching
Mechanical door switching
Remote, programmable switching
While the Wood–Mode Integrated Lighting Program provides consumers with the best possible combination of American craftsmanship and design diversity, it also offers practical advantages over
traditional lighting solutions. LED lights have an extremely long service life, are durable, and use 90% less power than conventional light bulbs. Thanks to this low power consumption, LED lights generate little to no heat, yet are bright and produce a saturated light color. Combined with other tried and trusted
Häfele components, including drivers, switches and aluminum profile, the Wood–Mode industry–leading program featuring Häfele LED lighting provides a breakthrough solution for the custom cabinetry world.