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Methods for Wiring Under Cabinet Lighting

What type of wire should I use when installing direct wired LED Under cabinet lights? The Basics of Wiring Under Cabinet Light Fixtures: Question.

Wire Size for Installing Under Cabinet Light Fixtures
Electrical Question: What type of wire should I use when installing direct wired LED Under cabinet lights?

I am installing direct wired LED Under cabinet light bars in my kitchen.

This electrical wiring question came from Tom, in West Chicago, Illinois.

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Dave the Electrician’s Answer:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Tom.

Wiring Under Cabinet Lighting

under cabinet lighting

Application: Electrical Wiring for Under Cabinet Lighting Fixtures.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools, drill motor and drill bits, and Voltage Tester.
Typical Materials Required: 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.

The Basics of Wiring Under Cabinet Light Fixtures

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Under cabinet lighting will blend well with other lighting and provide a soft level of light to enhance your kitchen counter tops and will balance the kitchen lighting and help to lighten up dark corners.
Under Cabinet Kitchen Lights

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