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Old 03-31-2017, 06:34 PM   #1
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What do you electricians use for LED under cabinet lighting? Where I am from, most people are going to the LED tape, but everything I have found is too little bang for the buck.
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I use LEd tape lighting on a few jobs but most of my jobs I use CSL LED strip lights

Im interested in these now http://tasklighting.com/featured-pro...d-power-strip/
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I love these kits from home depot for $60

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercia...WH-A/204747456


Very bright, 8' total that can also be cut and used in smaller sections
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This gives plenty of bang for the buck.https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/154590/FLX-00105.html
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When you wire those do you run speaker wire from each light back to a transformer in a closet or under the sink?

Those all use plug in xfmrs and those don't hide well under cabinets...

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When you wire those do you run speaker wire from each light back to a transformer in a closet or under the sink?

Those all use plug in xfmrs and those don't hide well under cabinets...

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I use thermostat wire. I normally use a hardwired driver. It's installed in different locations depending on the room. Sometimes they go above the overhead cabinet, sometimes in a sink base, and I have installed them in a crawl space or above a lay in ceiling in a basement.
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I use LEd tape lighting on a few jobs but most of my jobs I use CSL LED strip lights

Im interested in these now http://tasklighting.com/featured-pro...d-power-strip/
Did you give up on flexfire led tape?
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it's low voltage not low current, in fact a 12 volt lamp uses exactly 10X the amps as a 120 volt lamp of the same wattage. DO NOT under-size your wires.
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Im not sure what youre referring to
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