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Old 11-14-2008, 10:50 PM   #1
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Lights Recessed into Cabinets


I want 2 or 3 little spot lights into the cabinet above the sink, but
I read a little about Halogen getting too hot and causing problems.

I am thinking of getting these LEDs ones?

http://www.lumiabulbs.com/catalog/it...79/5458746.htm

I want an installation where the switch is safe to touch even if hands are wet. The switch mounted upside down under the wall cabinet next to it, out of view.

Either way, an AC outlet would be installed inside the cabinet.

Which option would you get in the "installation options" box?

One thing I was thinking would be to get it with the 120V plug, and use a sink disposal's air operated switch to turn it on and off. Like this one


Or get it in DC form, buy a power supply (driver) and use a DC switch and switch the DC, with a rugged DC water proof switch.

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Lighting grade LEDs get hot too. You have 3 watts dissipating in a tiny silicon die. It's not a whole lot of light output though. LEDs are good for very focused spot lighting. How focused do you want the beam?

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30 degree is considered spot but I think these are 60 degree more like a flood.
It doesn't need to be real focused, just for washing dishes and more for accent.

I doubt 3 Watts in this fixture is going to even be close to a 20W MR11 halogen bulb... the above cabinet is 36" wide so there is alot of air space. If I have a 12V system up there I can easily add a temperature regulated fan also. But I doubt I would need it.

I am looking for a total lumens close to a 40W incandescent, around 600 Lumens or so. (so probably need 3)
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