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Old 08-29-2018, 05:36 PM   #1
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Cabinet lights

The dark cabinets drive me nuts, it's like digging in a dark cave. I added LED strip lights with a magnetic switch to the pantry cabinet and both sides of the master bed. What a huge difference! I used white LED strips off Amazon and a magnetic switch that turns them on when the door is open. Hardest part was running a little wiring from the nearest 12volt power source. Pretty simple install.

Wouldn't be without them now...
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Old 08-30-2018, 06:27 AM   #2
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Nice! I've been meaning to do the same thing with a mercury switch for under the bed. I brightened up the dark bathroom with a strip under the vanity and another around the skylight over the shower (waterproof, of course) tied into the over head light so everything comes on at the flip of a switch. I liked them so well I hooked up some in a couple of dark closets in the house.

I use the cheapest ones direct from China on the slow boat via Ebay and have had no problems. I think LED tech is reaching maturity.
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:08 AM   #3
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I like the way you added the selves to your closet.
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:12 AM   #4
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Nice job. It’s little things that make us happy.
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:23 AM   #5
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Good job on the lights!
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Old 08-30-2018, 10:21 AM   #6
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Cool, very nice mod. I use battery operated tap lights. Yours are better.
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Old 09-01-2018, 07:22 PM   #7
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Very nice

I love the magnetic switch idea, shelves look great too!
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:19 AM   #8
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I used two short led strip lights and a push button E-switch to light up inside the switch panel area.
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:21 PM   #9
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Marty, could you include the Names/Part Nos. off of Amazon, I would like to do this same thing. Also curious as to where you tied into power?

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Old 09-09-2018, 01:39 PM   #10
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No problem, below are the parts I bought. I used 2 lead speaker wire for power/ground wiring. I got power from the light above the bed, drilling through the inside edge of the cabinet.

Magnetic switch:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

LED Strip lights, trim to fit:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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