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        Can I steal power from my above sink light junction box to add under cabinet lighting? There is a switch that controls the light. I think this is an easy DIY job. Any advice?
         
        Posts: 1 | Registered: May 07, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        You probably can unless that light circuit is already almost overloaded. Under-cabinet lights are usually low voltage DC powered off a transformer. The number of lights is limited by the transformer output.

        Stay away from the 'hockey puck' style of lights. While I like the look and the ease of install, I've never seen a set last more than 6 to 9 months.


        Jaybee
         
        Posts: 10477 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        yes, you can especially if you plan to get LED lights , I recommend LED strip lights since it will consume a very low power that will never affect your power source and also they are simple to be installed for information about how to install them you can check LED strip under cabinet lighting, they also represent low profile solution.
         
        Posts: 2 | Registered: Sep 26, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        You think its easy ? Knock it out then. Hope your are well versed in electrical theory. Good luck. Big Grin


        Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
         
        Posts: 1576 | Location: Central Pennsylvania | Registered: Jun 02, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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