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How to Install Under Cabinet Lights
Step-by-Step Pictures and Installation Guide: Pre-wiring for under cabinet lights, selecting under cabinet lights, mounting hardware for the lights, locating the light fixtures, a complete under cabinet light project.
Planning for Under Cabinet Lights
The location of the under cabinet lights is a key factor that will help produce the right type of light that you desire for your project area.
The benefits of under cabinet lights in your kitchen or any area for that matter will be the added light that will softly provide illumination to previously dark areas.
This type of lighting will also brighten up areas where kitchen appliances are used such as bread machines, mixers, coffee pots, toasters and much more.
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What you should know about under cabinet lights for your home.
There are several types of under cabinet lighting available today, including xenon, LED, fluorescent and quartz just to name a few. All of these types will produce different types, shades and intensity of light. It is best to choose from lights that are shown in a sample display for a better understanding. Consider taking a sample of your wall paint or any wall covering materials such as wall paper, tile or stone to get a close representation of how the light will actually be displayed in your home area. Depending upon the fixture your choose, most under cabinet lighting will require installing concealed wiring inside the walls prior to the installation. The type of wiring will depending upon the fixtures you select and the existing wiring found in your home. It is best to install the wiring at the time of new home construction. However the wiring can be installed as a retrofit or remodel project when the required electrical codes are understood and while working under the authority of your local building authority. As with any home electrical project, it is best to hire a qualified licensed electrical contractor for the best results.
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.
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