Introduction: How to Install LED Cabinet Lighting
Adding LED strip lights to a work area is a cheap and effective way of lighting specific areas.
Step 1: Buy Yourself Some LED Lights
LED lights come in different lengths, some can be connected to make longer lengths. The pack that I used are made up of 4 lengths of 300mm that can be joined together to make one long length, and it came with a plug in transformer.
Step 2: Make the Frame
Measure the length and depth of the cabinets and make the u-shaped frame to these measurements. I used 18mm square stock, but you could also use something more decorative like moulding. I cut the corners at 45 degrees on the mitre saw and joined them using steel corner brackets.
Step 3: Attach the Frame to the Cabinets
Drill some counter sunk holes into the frame and screw it into the underside of the cabinets. Once attached sand everything down and fix any issues with the mitres.
Step 4: Attach the Strips of Lights
Clean the underside of the cabinet and stick the lights to the underside. Once this is done you'll need to hide the cable as best as possible. In my case I cut the cable and ran it through the inside of the cabinets then out again in the plug.
Step 5: Let There Be Light!
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