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Old 03-21-2016, 02:20 PM   #1
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Outlets & Under cabinet lighting / wiring advice/recommendation


Afternoon all, remodeling entire kitchen and want to do under cabinet lighting (maybe some in cabinet also). What do you all recommend for wiring and/or type of lighting. I would want something that can be dimmed (and most likely hooked up to some type of zwave switch). I know that some LED strip lighting can get very expensive while I see deals for LED lighting for very cheap. Any recommendations for brands? I know some of the cabinet places I went to offered to install lighting, but I'm skeptical as to the quality.

Also, is there any alternative to the electrical outlets every X feet per code? The aesthetics of the outlets are not appealing.
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i gutted my kitchen to studs. i ran 120v outlets to each cabinet bank, 3. 1 outlet inside a cabinet. all connected to 1 switch. i used $40 each led multi colored & dim-able for each bank. transformer is just in the back of the cabinet plugged in. drill small hole on the back for the low voltage light wire AND the sensor ! then just put the led's where you want them and run the wire.
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Run plug mold just below the cabinets.
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Fix'n IT - do you have a picture of final product? We will be taking our kitchen down to studs also.
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Fix'n IT - do you have a picture of final product? We will be taking our kitchen down to studs also.
i am going to bed now. i will post pics tomorrow.
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almost for got

each cabinet bank has one of these. the light itself can be daisy chained over to the next cabinet.

see the back corner where the wire comes out. there is a little black square, that is the sensor for the remote.
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THANKS! Very helpful... Any you're happy with the strip LEDs?
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they are GREAT !!! LOVE EM !!! we have green on for Paddies Day.
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oh. one thing i love about doing it this way = the transformers are off when the lights are off.
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