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Retrofitting LED to existing undercabinet fluorescent wiring?

Posted by colinhtucker (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 26, 12 at 17:00

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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RE: Retrofitting LED to existing undercabinet fluorescent wiring?

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.

RE: Retrofitting LED to existing undercabinet fluorescent wiring?

The powercore LED profile strips from Philips will connect to 120V AC directly.

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