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What do use for pantry lighting?

Posted by katy-lou (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 11, 13 at 0:43

We essentially have a giant cabinet for them pantry. Traditional door switches won't fit in face frame. Ideas for how to light it with the ability to have lights come on when door opened?


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RE: What do use for pantry lighting?

We bought the LED lights from IKEA that they have for use in their PAX wardrobe units. They have the sensor that makes them go on/off when the door is open/closed. You can string them together and they plug into a regular outlet. They work great and were very inexpensive. We put them up and down the sides and the light angles back into the storage area, so the shelving doesn't block the light.


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RE: What do use for pantry lighting?

A motion detector aimed at the door?

They are usually sold as light switches, but I have seen add-ons for entry lights that screw into the sockets.


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RE: What do use for pantry lighting?

Good ideas - we haven't bought the lighting yet either so have flexibility on what to use - have access to basement do can run direct wire or have transformer accessible in basement under floor. Maybe something for undercab like lights? Recommendations? Experience with hafele loox? Others? Would prefer something not just plugged into outlet


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RE: What do use for pantry lighting?

If the pantry is classified as a closet you'll be limited as to the type of lighting you can install.


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RE: What do use for pantry lighting?

There are many styles of LED lighting that have a simple occupancy sensor that can be aimed at the door. You must have either low voltage, or a covered or recessed fixture if it's line voltage.


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RE: What do use for pantry lighting?

My contractor replaced the ceiling light with a canned light connected to a motion detector switch. The light comes on when the door is opened. Love it.


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RE: What do use for pantry lighting?

It will have fixed shelves on one recessed side and large pull out shelves directly behind door. So won't be able to walk in anymore - sized just right for those huge packages of paper towels etc. anyone have specific brands you'd recommend?


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RE: What do use for pantry lighting?

My builder put it a plunger type switch in the hinge side of the door. We open the door and the light comes on. Close the door and the light goes off.


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