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Ben

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53 days ago

Looking for line voltage undercabinet lighting. Will be wired to a switch.
OK with puck or strips, but needs to be slim profile (1 1/4” valance).

Never bought these before and most sites don’t have reviews.

Should I be looking for LED? Halogen?

Thanks!


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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 53 days ago

LED string lights, profile is under 1/4 inch and they come with adhesive back tape so they are easy to put up. Can be cut every 3 bulbs (you can see where in the profile of the tape. Requires 1 transformer no larger than a outlet strip and this can push up to three 16 feet long strands. The amount of light will amaze you. I am using 3 strips to light my 5×12 laundry room mounted to narrow strips of 1/4 plywood and attached with screws to the ceiling tile metal bars.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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keninblaine

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#2 posted 53 days ago

I agree with the LED strips. I purchased a 3 foot kit of these that I found at Home Depot in Canada (couldn’t find it in the US stores).
http://www.homedepot.ca/product/illume-12-enviro-ultra-slim-led-strip-kit/991677
They run about $30/foot, but give a lot of light for little power, and this model mounts on either fixed clips or clips that allow it to be twisted to shine the light against the wall more, or away from the wall.

-- Ken, Blaine Washington

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 53 days ago

LED strip are the only way to go.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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cutworm

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#4 posted 53 days ago

I bought some fluorescent at HD and they did great. About 1” thick. Easy to install and inexpensive. You can get different lengths depending on your space.

-- "Actions speak louder than words but not nearly as often." - Mark Twain

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Lee Barker

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#5 posted 53 days ago

To replace my aging and failing (and warm) halogens, am considering the LED puck lights I saw at Ikea. Very slim profile. Plug and play. Reasonably priced. And that’s all I know!

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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