Installing LED Under Cabinet Puck Lights
How should I install an outlet for under cabinet LED lights? Installing an Outlet for Under Cabinet LED Lights.
Under Cabinet LED Light
Electrical Question: How should I install an outlet for under cabinet LED lights?
- I am using LED under cabinet puck style lights, approximately 6 lights.
- The lights will be fed by transformer.
- Can I mount an outlet inside the cabinet and plug the transformer into that outlet?
Can the outlet be an old style where I cut a hole in the cabinet and mount the box inside the wall with an outlet?
- The outlet will be controlled by a switch mounted below. Or do I need to mount a handy box inside the cabinet with the outlet?
- Is there a specific distance the outlet needs to be? Any help would be appreciated.
This electrical wiring question came from Rick , in Attleboro, Massachusetts.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Rick.
Install a Under Cabinet LED Light Fixture Outlet
Application: Wiring Under Cabinet Lighting Fixtures.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools, drill motor and drill bits, and Voltage Tester.
Materials: Type NM Cable, BX or Greenfield Flex, or the same type and gauge cable as the existing light circuit cable, staples for securing the cable.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools, access to the circuit wiring and project area, and experience working with the circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the panel circuit of the power source, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Modifying or wiring under cabinet lighting and installing electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
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