Black + Decker Under Cabinet Lighting: A Benchmark in Functional DesignDesign Initiative: Brian Barrett's innovative approach led to the creation of an exceptional under cabinet lighting system for Black + Decker. Renowned for its tool-free installation, this project stands as a significant achievement in home lighting solutions, blending ease of use with modern aesthetics. Key Features:
- Material Excellence: Crafted with aluminum extrusion and PCB, complemented by high-quality ABS end caps.
- Unique Connectivity: A 3-wire system (center for the switch signal, outer two for power) ensures reliable and intuitive connections between light bars.
- Solving Directional Challenges: Barrett ingeniously overcame aluminum PCB limitations by integrating a diode bridge, achieving polarity independence in each light bar.
- Smart Control Unit: Equipped with IR proximity sensing for hands-free operation and dual connection points for versatile installation.
- Dimming Functionality: Features a 10-level dimming system, which remembers the last setting for user convenience.
- Flexible Installation Options: Compatible with both direct control and wall switch power sources.
- Versatile Button System: Allows an unlimited number of button-equipped bars in any setup, providing control accessibility from multiple points.
- Tailored to User Preferences: Designed to accommodate various installation styles, prioritizing ease of use and individual needs.