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Forum topic by yuri posted 06-09-2011 05:38 PM 2166 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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yuri

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06-09-2011 05:38 PM

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Guys, I am working on china cabinet for myself. It will have glass sides, doors and shelves. I want to have lighting inside (on top). I am thinking on using some xenon puck lighting. I went to BORGS and was terrified by poor quality of the fixtures they had and pretty limited assortment they had. Any advises on what and where can I buy? Any thought on 120V vs 12V (with transformer)? I do not want to pay top dollar, though I do not need complete junk either.


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#1 posted 06-09-2011 06:19 PM

Look on Amazon just did a quick search and sylvan LED strip went for $8.00.
IKEA has lights for inside the cabinet for a decent price. Woodworkers supply has lights also.
I had built displays for my trade show days with LEDs and Lexan display towers that had been lit from the bottom with LED’s. I bought the LED’s at an electronics store and used a 12volt power pack. As for the 120v verses 12v, you are stepping down to 12v dc from 120v AC. The lights are cool and last much longer.

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#2 posted 06-09-2011 06:44 PM

I have used some of the puck lights from Rockler. IIRC they are xenon and are very bright and offer either surface or recessed mounting options. They were pretty good quality and not too expensive.

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#3 posted 06-10-2011 01:18 AM

only use LED lights. no heat and 30,000 hours bulb life go to your electric supply counter and ask for tape lights or under cabinet led lightbars

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#4 posted 06-10-2011 08:47 PM

I got the idea, thanks. Will go with xenon fixtures. As for LED, they are still way overpriced for what you get, in my opinion, and still not bright enough yet, guess in 1-2 years the situation will improve thought

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