Retrofitting LED to existing undercabinet fluorescent wiring?

colinhtuckerJuly 26, 2012

Ballasts in the four undercabinet fixtures are failing. They were installed by electricians when the kitchen was built.

Instead of replacing with like, I would prefer to put in their place powercore LED undercabinet fixtures or similar. The wiring goes in and out of a wall, including behind glass tile, so using existing wire really is a priority. There is ample room between the wall switch and the first lamp to install the power transformer. Is this something that will work, or is there a compelling reason to rewire from scratch. Thank you for any suggestions.

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Yep, it'll work fine. You can buy LED light strips ready to be hardwired into household wiring at any local big box store - I just bought and installed them in my kitchen.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 12:36AM
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The powercore LED profile strips from Philips will connect to 120V AC directly.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 11:52AM
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