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  1. driverman
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    driverman DIY

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    Hi, more advice required, about LED lighting. I'm so well out of date with these things. An Ashley/Rock HAL 96T batten holder was all that was needed in my time!
    If you were posh, a fluorescent strip light!.
    I intend to install LED lighting above the worktops. I looked at a video clip yesterday illustrating LED strip lights on a tape which is wafer thin. How do you typically wire them? Where would the transformer/ driver go?. At this point in time, I've wired a 1.0mm T+E cable from a spur point in readiness. I want to wire it neatly, nothing on show etc. Thanks once again,
     
  2. Murdoch
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    Avoid the self adhesive ones ................ is my advice.

    Transformers above cupboards .........
     
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  3. HandySparks
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    If the wall units have a pelmet along the bottom edge, any junction boxes and drivers can hide behind that.
     
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  4. driverman
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    Thanks for that.. Have you had bad experience with them?
     
  5. Murdoch
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    I won't fit them...... most kitchens after a while are dirty, greasy environments ..... something screwed to the cupboard is far better IMHO.

    Like these:

    LED Under Cupboard Fittings - https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Lighting_Menu_Index/LED_Undercupboard_Fittings/index.html

    or a cheaper option:

    230v 9w LED Linkable Striplight Warm White 3000k - 538mm - https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/KBUCLED9WW.html

    The latter don't have transformers to go wrong!
     
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  6. driverman
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    Thanks, no pelmets at all. First idea was for some tubular type LED lighting that I saw in a pub recently. The tubes changed colour also.
    I don't want to see the fittings, just a glow from the lights.
     
  7. Murdoch
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    Bad idea IMHO...
     
  8. driverman
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    driverman DIY

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    Good point about transformers! In link you supplied, cupboard featured has no pelmet.
     
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