LED Lighting Wine Cellar

“Wine needs to be kept at an optimal temperature and using LED lights reduced the amount of heat output. It also really brightened up what was previously a dark basement.”

– Interior Trends Inc. Design and Remodeling


A prominent doctor in the Wichita, KS community wanted to remodel his basement so that he could showcase his growing wine collection. Working with Interior Trends Inc. Design and Remodeling, LED Source Wichita provided an LED lighting solution to not only highlight the wine collection but to lower heat in the wine cellar.

The goal of the project was to remodel the entire basement of the doctor’s home with the focal point on the new wine cellar. The basement usually served multiple functions including a family and theater room, play and gaming area and a small kitchen. The client wanted to have a wine tasting area and a place to display his vast wine collection, in addition to a wet/dry bar. It was equally important to improve the overall lighting of the basement and create a warm and modern atmosphere.

To meet these goals, 65’ of 3000K 12V Nora LED Tape Light was used around the cove in the ceiling. Running on two 50W drivers, this allowed the homeowner to turn on/off as needed. It provided a nice ambient glow of indirect light around the perimeter of the room and brightened up an otherwise dark basement.

The wine rack is 7’ tall, 24” deep, and 15’ long, and can hold a total of 627 wine bottles. The doctor wanted to light up the interior of the wine rack so that the bottles and labels would show off the various colors. To accomplish this task, LED Source Wichita used 5 EcoSense HP INT Wall Wash LED fixtures at 2700K that were installed and spaced evenly along the top of the rack. These LED fixtures were less intrusive than the traditional halogen track lights that are commonly used in this type of wine rack. In addition to better light quality, the LEDs also reduced heat inside the temperature-controlled wine rack.

The new LED lighting provided a very visually appealing display. The beam pattern created an interesting effect and “cone-like” display from the top and because of the distribution, the light did not spill into the rest of the room.