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  • LED Strips for Kitchen Cupboard
  • Premier Icon Albanach
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    We have a pantry type cupboard that’s fairly dark inside. Id like to install led strip light on the underside of the 3 shelves which are either controlled by a pir sensor or a cupboard switch. Id prefer to run them in series off one Power socket. Has anyone got any recommendations of a kit which might do this please?

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    I installed these about 2 years ago.

    Link to eBay

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    You need a 12v LED light strip (self adhesive) and a mains -> 12v driver.

    Loads on Ebay / Amazon.

    Our kitchen pelmet lights (one strip wasn’t bright enough, so went with two).

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/q6S7he]50W 12v LED Driver[/url] by Ben Freeman, on Flickr

    Premier Icon z1ppy
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    What Footflaps said, don’t get sucked into investigating indepth (colours/remotes/wifi!), as for your requirements a reasonably cheap/simple setup will work without issue.

    Premier Icon Albanach
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    Thanks Footflaps – do you know if they are able to run in series? Or would I need a strip and driver per shelf?

    Premier Icon BearBack
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    Ikea?
    They certainly do self on drawer versions

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Thanks Footflaps – do you know if they are able to run in series?

    No you need to run them in parallel, so connect the +12v and 0v from each strip to the 12v/0v output of the PSU.

    You can run several strips off one power supply (if you buy a big enough one) so could run half a dozen strips off one if you wanted, run longer wires to the others if they’re not nearby etc.

    Premier Icon Blazin-saddles
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    In the cupboard you’re probably ok with just the strip stuck to the shelves, using them for cabinet lighting you should always put them in an aluminium channel to act as a heat sink, they run surprisingly hot and burn themselves out over time.

    Premier Icon properbikeco
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    I purchased an led under counter light from lidl earlier in the year that does what you want – no pir though but £10 for two

    Premier Icon Jamze
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    I have a few of these IKEA ones under units and shelves in our kitchen. The cheaper 10W driver will power 3 of them. Has a sensor so could turn on when you open the door.

    Premier Icon dc1988
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    Do those cheap eBay drivers just have a single wiring point that you can add multiple led strips to? (As long as you have sufficient wattage driver for the total output)

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