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Over Cabinet Lighting

Posted by squishyball (My Page) on
Fri, May 17, 13 at 9:47

Another question... I would like some LED accent lighting to go above a built-in cabinet, behind the crown. It's about 11' long, varying depths.

I'd like these hooked up to a wall switch. Preferably a Maestro Digital Fade Dimmer. Going for the effect of hitting the switch then having them fade gradually on or off.

Obviously some sort of LED strip light is desired - but there are so many. Where would you start?

We're down to studs so wiring is not an issue.

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RE: Over Cabinet Lighting

Similar to Ucl except that the light output has to be greater if you intend to use the lighting for more than accenting.

If you intend to use direct wire, start off with the eW powercore MX as a possible candidate. The Solid Apollo is another possible solution.

RE: Over Cabinet Lighting

Thanks! I'll check out those lines...

I've been looking at environmentallights per some of the other threads out here, and now I'm torn between using a dimmer on the wall at all. They make some that are IR controllable, and even color-tunable via remote for not much more.

Wall switch dimmer like the lutron maestro magnetic or just hard wire them and rely on the IR dimmers that are made for the 24V system at environmentallights?

RE: Over Cabinet Lighting

A wall switch dimmer setup will be less complicated and could provide more reliable operation than IR (if direct line of sight is required).

It really depends on what you intend to install.

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