This instructable will show you how to upgrade your kitchen cabinet by installing a LED strip light.
Step 1: What You'll Need
Part : 12V LED strip light (plug and play type)
Here, I choose a kitchen double sink with an overhead cabinet.
Completion Time : 20 minutes
Where to buy?
Step 2: The Plug and Play
Firstly, to make this installation work, I plan to used
- 3 LED strip lights
- 2 jumpers
- 4 connectors
- An adapter with switch
Step 3: The Connector
This installation setup is VERY easy. I just connect the strip with a connector.
Step 4: The Joining
Take another strip and join with the strip with the connector attached (make sure the positive terminal is always connected to the positive terminal).
Step 5: The Jumper
The triangle embossed on the jumper's head indicates the positive terminal.
I join it with the positive terminal on the LED strip light.
Step 6: The Adapter
The adapter's head also mark with the positive terminal, so joining together is easy as pie.
Step 7: The Mounting
I choose the edge of the overhead cabinet to install the strip lights (indicates by the wood work separates from the tiles).
Step 8: The Installation
I added some tape to secure the strip further.
I cannot install the strip facing down because of the inadequate frame width to mount it. Instead, I mount on the tiles. On the left side, I also wanted to mount under the overhead cabinet, however the formica wasn't friendly to the double sided tape on the strip to stick on. Thus, I've stick the strip on the tiles. If I nailed on the cabinet, may be my wife will get mad. What a blunder! :-(
Step 9: The Switch On
The installation is finished and I switch on the light.
The images were taken from a low angle. If you stand beside the sink, the overhead cabinet's door and the cabinet's body on the left will protect your eyes from the glare.
Step 10: The New Kitchen Cabinet
Now, my wife is much more deLIGHTed because of the light whenever she washes the dishes in the kitchen.
See the difference.
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