I have a customer who wants some of the undercounter "puck lights" installed. I have looked at some and they have a cord and plug on them. How have some of you installed these without having to run a cord down the wall to an outlet? Is there room inside the light to make a connection if the cord was removed? It sure doesn't look like it, in the ones I've seen.Thought about mounting a receptacle in the cabinet, and running the cord up through the bottom of the cabinet to the receptacle, but that takes away from the space in the cabinet for dishes etc. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.. Steve
Steve: The ones that I have seen are low voltage (12v) with a remote transformer, either magnetic or the new electronic ones.
I have seen guys run zip cord, t'stat wire, you name it thru the walls to the transformer, they buy a red sticker always. THen you have the lv wire from the puck spliced to romex, and they try to hide the splice in the sheetrock.
Some custom kitchens have a false bottom in the cabinet to facilitate wiring, and a trim piece on the top to conceal the xfr. Some had chases built into the cabinet frame to hide the wiring.
Steve: Now I'll have to go to the Orange Box tommorow and look if they are avail up here. OK, now you have to hide a recept....... A strip of plugmold tight under the cabs, a few tie-wraps to coil the cords (or cut to fit & put a quick male on the end) Good luck... John
I second Escott's sentiments. Garbage and look very yellow compared to 12V. We use Nora pucks with Either Nora or Hera xformer. The 120V plug gets hidden in the upper and the LV wire gets staple to the front of the cabinet frame.