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    My father is interested in putting in some under cabinet lighting in his kitchen. He prefers LED lighting. Does anyone have any brand/supplier recommendations? Ideally he would hardwire the lights in rather than using a plug-in.

    Thanks

    Ian
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    http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/pag...=1,43349,70322

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      I just installed the ''DAZZLED'' Led tape lighting that are distributed by this company in Brampton. They are a wholesaler but when I called them they told me who sold them in my area. I hardwired them to the powersupply and then just stuck them under the cabinets, they adhere very good and I am happy so far. The ones I got were product # LED-TP1-NW 4000k and the cost is around $13 dollars per foot of lighting. They are 24 volt as opposed the the 12 volt at Lee Valley.

      http://liteline.com/

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        During the reno to my kitchen, I roughed in some low voltage wiring from two locations under upper cabinets. The other ends of the wires ended near an electricial outlet in utility room. If you run some wire, use a larger gauge wire like #18 awg, especially if running longer lengths. I placed a 12 volt transformer in the utility room and xenon puck lites under the cabinets. The xenon puck lites were not a good idea (they get really hot). I was going to replace these xenon lites with the LED strip lites from LV, but I found some LED puck lites that fit the holes in my cabinets. So keeping it simple seemed like the perfect answer.
        Armacost led lighting makes the LED strip lights for Lee Valley. http://armacostlighting.com/ They have some good tips and hints for installing and wiring the lights.
        ...Terry
        Last edited by Overkill-F1; 06-18-2014, 03:05 PM.

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          Thanks everyone. Didn't realize LV had them!

          Ian

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            Hi, Ian,

            I purchased mine at Richelieu and like everyone else's LED lights, they work great. The difference, however is that mine are inset into a 5/8" thick piece of cherry veneered and edged plywood. The low voltage wires which connect the inset light pods are also routed within the plywood via channels I routed out, and which lead to the small transformer that's located inside the cabinet, towards the back in a corner. The 120 volt wiring that leads from the transformer then routes back through the same hole as the low voltage wiring is routed, and plugs into the outlets my electrician set just below the cabinets. Now that I've done this in this manner, I don't think I'll ever bother making the 3" skirting everyone has traditionally used to hide the wiring and lights. Photos included to better show how this effect came out.

            Under cab lights 1.jpg Under cab lights 2.jpg Under cab lights plug.jpg
            All the best,

            Marty

            Secretary of Kingston Wood Artisans Inc. https://kwoodartca.wordpress.com/

            Master Mistake Fixer (because I've made them all... at least once)

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              Nice job Marty
              Jerome
              Canada's South Coast

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                Marty:

                I'm looking for two that will recess into the top of two corner angled kitchen cabinets with glass doors, they look like it would work well. Are they able to dim and do you have an item number so I can check pricing?

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                  The ones I got didn't have a dimming feature, but like everything else electrical there's probably someone who could show you how to modify them to dim. However, here's the url to one that can change its frequency: http://www.richelieu.com/ca/en/categ.../sku-155123170 Here's the url to the ones I installed: http://www.richelieu.com/ca/en/categ...series/1035413

                  Originally posted by My Dream View Post
                  Marty:

                  I'm looking for two that will recess into the top of two corner angled kitchen cabinets with glass doors, they look like it would work well. Are they able to dim and do you have an item number so I can check pricing?
                  Last edited by MartyFromKingston; 06-23-2014, 05:58 AM.
                  All the best,

                  Marty

                  Secretary of Kingston Wood Artisans Inc. https://kwoodartca.wordpress.com/

                  Master Mistake Fixer (because I've made them all... at least once)

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                    Thanks for the information Marty.

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                      Originally posted by Overkill-F1 View Post
                      I roughed in some low voltage wiring from two locations under upper cabinets. The other ends of the wires ended near an electricial outlet in utility room.
                      That's the best way I think, we did the same thing, 3 feeds to each set of cabinet areas, the wires poke out just below the cabinets, and then are connected to the LED lights. In our case we connect them back to a trio of Constant Current drivers located behind our microwave trim kit. We control them with an Insteon switch and can dim with a 0-10V driver if we ever want to start dimming them.

                      I wish more people roughed in 18/2 for low voltage.

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