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Old 09-29-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
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Help with replacing under cabinet lights


I can not find parts to repair my old under cabinet lights in my kitchen so I need to replace them. I received a suggestion from a local lighting store to use LED strip lighting. Is this something I can do myself? Is the job easier with existing hardwire? Is the light they give off bright enough? I have never attempted anything electrical.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:09 AM   #2
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LED lighting is surprisingly bright. However if you haven't ever done electrical before I'd suggest having someone come in and do it. Watch them to see what they do if you want to learn a little. Or by a book to learn a little more about it.

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Thanks for your advice. It is definitely a cheaper way to go. I will try it.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:53 PM   #4
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Along the lines of LED under cabinet lighting and for Canadian code, can I install a switched outlet fed from the kitchen light on the wall above the upper cabinet to plug in the transformer for the lights?
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LED under cabinet lighting is excellent. Definitely the way to go. If you have a switched in the cabinet above the fridge or above the microwave (assuming you have a microwave hanging above the stove) then all you have to do is run the low-voltage wire that comes with the lights to the adapter at the switched outlet and plug it in. Then mount the lights.
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