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Old 09-04-2013, 07:03 AM   #16
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we cut the cords/plugs off and then use the junction
Does this pass inspection in your area? I was under the impression that this violated some code, or at least rendered null the UL/other rating of the fixture.

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http://www.nslusa.com/xenontask.html

I install this brand, inexpensive, and very easy to wire.
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Puck lights give a very uneven light distribution.
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http://www.nslusa.com/xenontask.html

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i like those. one question = is there a way to make the light it puts out colored ?
i don't want a pure white light.
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i like those. one question = is there a way to make the light it puts out colored ?
i don't want a pure white light.
The fixtures use a typical xeon wedge lamp, i'm sure you could get them in other flavors.
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sure the best we like is ...http://www.ambiance-lighting.com/Lx_CableSystems.htm most do not want to pay for this level ...


but .. for most the puks are fine ..


one most assertain what the purpose of the lighting .. then add enough to acheive that .. for me under counter is not to be a working light but more of a back ground for looks or in the middle of the night to see ... before you have your first cup of coffee ..LOL
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one most assertain what the purpose of the lighting .. then add enough to acheive that .. for me under counter is not to be a working light but more of a back ground for looks or in the middle of the night to see ... before you have your first cup of coffee ..LOL
this is basicly it. the stuff i am putting in, is expensive, at least to me.
and i want to see it !
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See what? The light or the fixtures? I will promise you, that nobody will notice the fixtures, they will however notice the light.

On another point here, I can't think of a type of lighting that more a task type lighting than undercabinet lighting. That's its whole purpose as the design of a kitchen limits how much light gets to the counters and creates shadows on the counter tops.
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i want to see the countertop that i am putting in. leaning towards granite right now.
but i have yet to get an estimate. and when i do, i may be
and go a different route.
its going to be about 20 linear foot.

my last place, i had a golden'ish granite. it looked pretty nice. i put in LED strips. that made the granite look bland with the very white light. i took some amber plastic, cut strips and rigged it to cover the LED's. the result was a very warmish color and counter looked awesome.
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I'd figure out what exactly you want. LED's come in different colors like fluorescents. The higher the K rating, the blue-er (cooler) the light color. If you want a warm type light, you will want a lower K rating.
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i want to see the countertop that i am putting in. leaning towards granite right now.
but i have yet to get an estimate. and when i do, i may be
and go a different route.
its going to be about 20 linear foot.

my last place, i had a golden'ish granite. it looked pretty nice. i put in LED strips. that made the granite look bland with the very white light. i took some amber plastic, cut strips and rigged it to cover the LED's. the result was a very warmish color and counter looked awesome.

usually there are breaks in the upper cabinets ...ie sink, stove, etc ...where the under counter lights will not be ..

and Dimmers would help with the color effect also ...

do not get BLACK .. it will be like a mirror and u will see the lights just like it was a mirror ...

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