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Old 08-19-2015, 10:22 AM   #1
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Wiring Under Cabinet Lighting


We are remodeling our kitchen and I am down to the studs and ready to do the wiring. We plan on having switched LED under cabinet lighting similar to this:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Juno-18-i...8-WH/203165895

No LED strips, no pucks. Transformer is built in.

My question is how exactly do you wire this? How does the wire exit the wall? Does it just come out of the wall through the drywall and through the bottom lip of the cabinet like this:

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I have the specs and know the cabinet dimensions, but how do I hit it exactly like that? How big of a hole do you leave in the drywall? I don't want to do this and be an inch too low and see the drywall hole below the cabinet. I am probably overthinking this but any advice would be great.

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That second picture is exactly how I rough in for hardwired undercabinet lights. Staple the cable an inch or two higher than the bottom lip. Once you have the exact level, slot the hole in the drywall lower.

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When you put the drywall up, how big of a hole do you leave in the drywall for the wire to stick out of? I realize that hole can be increased when the cabinets are installed if it is too high.

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Just enough for the cable.
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