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Forum topic by Mark posted 08-10-2015 10:04 PM 430 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-10-2015 10:04 PM

I was in a furniture store to day looking at a hutch/ buffet on the floor. It had 1 puc lite in the centre of the top. To turn the lite on and off all you did was touch the upper left cabinet hinge. Some kind of micro switch obviously, but I can’t find any info on it. The sales guy was no help at all. Any thoughts would be great…Or any ideas re: cabinet lite switching (other than the cord with an inline switch ) would be great. Thank you.

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#1 posted 08-10-2015 10:29 PM

I have come across this issue many times. I use the typical xenon low voltage cabinet pucks, but I cut off the in-line switch and wire in a rocker type switch. The switch can be flush mounted, and doesn’t distract from the piece of furniture.
I buy them from Rockler, Item #: 39896

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#2 posted 08-10-2015 10:42 PM

I really like the Loox system from Hafele. Very simple, everything is plug and play.
You can get motion switches that are dimable.

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#3 posted 08-10-2015 11:39 PM

I have a lamp that you touch anywhere on the metal,and the light turns on or it works don’t know.
think they’re called a touch light?

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