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Offline Cheese

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Re: Need Advice - Cabinet Underlighting/Outlet Strip
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2019, 11:20 AM »
Well those Infiniline LED's are certainly interesting. [smile]  They're non-cuttable LED strips so they're custom built to the length needed. Being a Diode LED product they won't be inexpensive. They also appear to be non-dimming and they are quite bright at 300/350 lumens per foot.

The Diode LED Ultra Blaze under counter kitchen LED's I installed for task lighting are 360 lumens per foot. The Ultra Blaze, tape only, sells for $20 per foot.

You'll probably want something in the 150/250 lumen range and dimmable.

Here's a shot of 100 lumens per foot LED's in a built-in cabinet I'm making just to give you some perspective.


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Offline Cheese

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Re: Need Advice - Cabinet Underlighting/Outlet Strip
« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2019, 11:29 AM »
It also appears that the Infiniline Driverless System isn't really driverless.  [huh]  I suppose it has its uses but in this form it's rather clunky.


Offline xedos

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Re: Need Advice - Cabinet Underlighting/Outlet Strip
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2019, 03:35 PM »
 Cheese, got any experience with that switchX ?

Around here , inspectors hate 110v and low voltage wires in the same box. It will pass as long as the box is divided and the wires enter/exit separated and don't mix within.  They still don't like it.

I'm having difficulty seeing how that gizmo would work for us.

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Need Advice - Cabinet Underlighting/Outlet Strip
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2020, 01:35 PM »
I ordered that ultra thin wall plate extension cord.  It fits nicely and will do the trick just fine, at least for the LED's. 

Now I'm wondering if I should also use it for the outlet strip since it's rated at 13A.  I don't intend to run anything large in the dining room other than my espresso machine which is only 10A which is under 80% load of the 13A.  I believe the circuit itself is only 15A so it's not like I'm giving up a whole lot to use this extension cord from a wall outlet to an outlet strip versus Romex directly to an outlet strip.  What you feel comfortable powering an outlet strip from the extension mentioned before or would you use Romex?
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Need Advice - Cabinet Underlighting/Outlet Strip
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2020, 02:17 PM »
Cheese, got any experience with that switchX ?

Around here , inspectors hate 110v and low voltage wires in the same box. It will pass as long as the box is divided and the wires enter/exit separated and don't mix within.  They still don't like it.

I'm having difficulty seeing how that gizmo would work for us.

@xedos Yes I installed a 60 watt unit to power 11 feet of Diode LED Ultra Blaze under cabinet lighting along with 6 feet of LED's that illuminate a crack in a walnut slab/countertop.

It works well. There is a small plastic separator at the rear of the switch that separates the low voltage wiring from the high voltage wiring. Thus it meets code.

In the winter the Switchex is on for 10-12 hours per day and it's been working fine for the last 2 years. Here's a shot of the initial setup using alligator clips just to make sure there were no issues with the LEDs or the Switchex before I permanently installed everything.




Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Need Advice - Cabinet Underlighting/Outlet Strip
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2020, 07:57 PM »
@Cheese,

nice mixer, I have the 6000HD and an Artisen 500.

Tom

Offline Cheese

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Re: Need Advice - Cabinet Underlighting/Outlet Strip
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2020, 01:31 AM »
@Cheese,

nice mixer, I have the 6000HD and an Artisen 500.

Tom

Ya, it's sweet Tom. as we both know, it takes time to cook from scratch and most of the time we probably short circuit the process to accelerate the meal preparation and just get done with the meal.

I have the pasta accessories for the Kitchen Aid and I've never had better pasta...seriously. The stuff just melts in your mouth. I've yet to have better pasta whether dining out or dining in. My only regret is I don't take the time often enough to make home made pasta.

It's the best.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Need Advice - Cabinet Underlighting/Outlet Strip
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2020, 02:38 AM »
Now I'm wondering if I should also use it for the outlet strip since it's rated at 13A.  I don't intend to run anything large in the dining room other than my espresso machine which is only 10A which is under 80% load of the 13A.  I believe the circuit itself is only 15A so it's not like I'm giving up a whole lot to use this extension cord from a wall outlet to an outlet strip versus Romex directly to an outlet strip.  What you feel comfortable powering an outlet strip from the extension mentioned before or would you use Romex?

If this was my project, I'd probably go for the separate Romex feeds to the wall outlet. While the new cooly-O wall outlet will handle the load, i tend to weigh in on the conservative side of this equation and wire directly when possible.