Under Cabinet Linear Lighting? - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-08-2007, 06:55 AM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Posts: 552
Rewards Points: 524

Under cabinet linear lighting?

I'm getting ready to purchase a Kichler linear lighting kit to go under my kitchen cabinets. The process has been pretty straightforward. I'll be running approximately 25' of wiring, which includes 28 lights spaced approximately 6" apart.

The thing I need some help with is bulb wattage. Since I've never installed these before I have no point of reference in terms of how bright 5 or 10W bulbs will be. My gut feeling says to go with the 10W and I can always dim them down, but I'm unsure.

I'd like to get some help from people in the know. Should I go with the 5 or 10W bulbs?


kcrossley2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 08:26 AM   #2
Licensed Pro
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SC
Posts: 1,571
Rewards Points: 1,000

Under cabinet linear lighting?

This is task lighting. Go with the 10W. Just make sure your transformer(s) and wire gauge can handle the load.


HouseHelper is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
under cabinet lighting ideas THEBIGPUNN Electrical 9 10-02-2009 09:59 AM
Under cabinet lighting TonyD Electrical 20 11-08-2007 07:00 AM
lighting guideline's - kitchen remodel dcd22 Electrical 3 08-01-2007 12:50 PM
under cabinet lighting handifoot Electrical 1 05-26-2006 12:48 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts