I made the task lights from C6 mini LED Christmas lights, bought on "after holiday" special.
I will be using acrylic strips cut from scraps left over from another job to mount the LEDs.
In case anyone is wondering, I am renovating the kitchen as money allows. And since this is a working kitchen, there is bound to be a few things sitting on the counter. Yes, those are custom built cabinets, that I made. To see more of them, check out our website.
Total cost for this project comes in at around $3 per unit, not including the build time. The most expensive part of the system is the $15 universal adapter bought from wallyworld.
Anyway, on with the show.
My first instructable, so have fun with the rating wars for good or bad!
I'll try to answer any questions anyone might have about this or the cabinets. When the weather warms a bit, I will try to put together another instructable showing how I build the cabinetry.
Step 1: Harvesting the LEDs
On these, the teardrop jewel is just pressed into the lamp base, easy to pull apart.
The leads are then bent straight, and the LED removed from the base.