Ugh! My WIFE (notice the caps..there is some emotion going on here) would like me to add some puck lighting to hit the 2 shelves on the side and the upper shelf in the middle.
I was at Menards to 1 hour just staring at the LED strips and Puck lighting and am now more confused than ever...from 12v, transformers or 120v options and all the restrictions on how to power those things has my head spinning.
I ended up buying these but am not sure if this is the best option.Patriot Lighting 5 Puck Xenon lights - BLACK
I am not sure if I can run these wires above the cabinets behind the upper molding as that might be restricted. If I dont, then the wires are goign to be exposed somewhat (I could put a lower overhang lip in the upper cabinets but then where do I plug in the those pucks?
I see 2 options. I could make the upper crown molding very easy to remove and have an outlight behind that molding (hidden) and plug in there. Thus hiding all wires (but I think that is considered buried or behind walls)
If that is unsafe, then my only other option is to put an outlet high up in one of the upper shelves and just do my best to tidy up the wiring and just plug it straight in there. The plug has a switch on it so I am ok with not having an actual light switch to power it.
Or, I was thinking to just do rope lighting and run it on the back side of my stiles of the cabinetry. This will then light all the cabinet shelves, not just the top shelves on the sides (which is what the pucks will only be able to light).
Help! All 3 of you! Or should I start a separate thread on this?