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Old 01-27-2013, 02:27 PM   #16
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Question about running lamp cord behind drywall

Most of the fluorescent undercabinet fixtures are 1"-1 1/2" deep. Not much deeper than a puck light.

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:50 AM   #17
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I would like to, but this is an older house and this room is in the basement and the closet is only 76" high, thanks to the duct and the main support joist running through the top of the closet. I need a light that's small and flush mounted or I will bash my head into it every time.
I have work on some of the house which it is worst than your situation and the most common methold is use the surface florurscent as K_Buz mention in the photo.

That is the most common way we deal with low closet height.

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Old 01-28-2013, 05:40 AM   #18
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Question about running lamp cord behind drywall

I too would not use those puck lights. I have some in the kitchen....and as soon as we are done the 2-story addition, I'm redoing the kitchen (again) and those lights are going....I'll either do T5 or LED pucks.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:27 PM   #19
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Question about running lamp cord behind drywall

Turns out the fixtures I bought didn't fit either, so I broke down and got some flourescents. But you guys were right, and I was pleasantly surprised at how thin a profile they offer nowadays!

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