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Old 09-17-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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I am rebuilding some niches in our family room (one on each side of the fireplace) and would like to add some lighting at the top of each niche. The quandary is that one of the niches has the gas fireplace flue going right over the top of it and out the side of the house. The clearance between the flue and the top of the cabinet will be about 3". That would eliminate using recessed cans.

I thought of using some low profile LED puck lights, but was concerned about having the LED driver incased in the wall.

I also thought of using some halogen or xenon puck lights that use regular 2 prong plugs, but have no room for a junction box at the top of the one cabinet.

I do want to hide the wiring, if at all possible.


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There are LED pucks that plug directly into a 120 volt receptacle. Available at Lowes adn Menards.

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Wac lighting...



you can get an electronic transformer to fit in a single gang box to power these...

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There are LED pucks that plug directly into a 120 volt receptacle. Available at Lowes adn Menards.
How would that work for the OP???? Would look cheesy no?
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There are LED pucks that plug directly into a 120 volt receptacle. Available at Lowes adn Menards.
I was trying to avoid having the wires visible.

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Wac lighting...
I do like how low profile those are. However, these are not rated for ceiling or wall installations. As these are going into cabinets that are being built into the wall, I would think that that would be a problem.

I do also wonder if a 20W halogen bulb will be bright enough. I do like my lights rather on the bright side.
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I was trying to avoid having the wires visible.


I do like how low profile those are. However, these are not rated for ceiling or wall installations. As these are going into cabinets that are being built into the wall, I would think that that would be a problem.

I do also wonder if a 20W halogen bulb will be bright enough. I do like my lights rather on the bright side.
They are rated for cabinets... Your other option would be led or xeon strip lighting on the inside of the face frame...


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