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Wiring a New LED Under Cabinet Light

I am trying to install new led under cabinet lights. On the first light closest to the switch, there are 2 black, 2 white, and 2 ground wires; all are 14 gauge.

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Electrical Question: I am trying to install new led under cabinet lights, all the wires are are 14 gauge.

How to Wire Under Cabinet Light

Mike asks:
I am trying to install new LED under cabinet lights.
On the first light closest to the switch, there are 2 black, 2 white, and 2 ground wires; all are 14 gauge.
The new LED under cab light can only accept one 14 gauge wire; I cannot shove both black wires (for example) into the slot.
How can I combine 2 wires into one, so that I can insert one wire into the appropriate slot?

This electrical wiring question came from Mike in Los Angeles, California.

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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Mike.

How to Wire a Under Cabinet Light

Application: How to Wire a Under Cabinet Light.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Under Cabinet Light, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Under Cabinet Light should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in your specific area of California. A permit and inspections may also be required.

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