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Undercabinet lighting again - can they be prewired by builder?

Posted by snowang (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 18, 10 at 12:09

I can never seem to learn enough about undercabinet lights. After reading many threads, I still have questions.

Our builder's standard is $217 for each Seagull Lighting Holagen under cabinet light they put in. From what I've read on this forum, I should stay away from holagen because of the heat issue. My builder can upgrade to Xenon but they'll have to stick to Seagull. And it'll probably cost a lot more. I've heard good things about Juno and Pegasus Xenon lights. I am wondering if this is something I can ask the builder to prewire (for $100 each maybe), and purchase and put in the lights on my own later. I seem to recall that these Xenon lights need transformers that need to be hidden. Does that mean that prewire isn't an option at all? Many thanks!


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RE: Undercabinet lighting again - can they be prewired by builder

They can prewire for them.
These Xenon undercabinet lights are ready to connect to standard power without any transformer.


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RE: Undercabinet lighting again - can they be prewired by builder

Thanks, housavvy! What if I am getting this particular Juno model:
http://www.electricsuppliesonline.com/juup14proxew.html

It says Integral 12-volt electronic transformer. That means it's hidden in the light fixture itself so no separate installation of the transformer?


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