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bascclark
Above Cabinet Lighting

I was just wondering if it was better in hardwire above cabinet lighting or to run it from an outlet?

Re: Above Cabinet Lighting
bascclark wrote:

I was just wondering if it was better in hardwire above cabinet lighting or to run it from an outlet?

If it is above a sink, it must be hardwired to a switch according to code. Personally, I would prefer hardwired undercabinet lights to keep my receptacles free and to keep the counter from being cluttered by cords.

bascclark
Re: Above Cabinet Lighting

We are going to hardwire our under cabinet lighting but we are also putting in ABOVE cabinet lighting as well (to give ambience lighting towards the ceiling when the recessed lighting is not in use). We just need to know if we should place outlets above the cabinets for something like rope lights or use hardwired light strips. Just to clarify.

Fencepost
Re: Above Cabinet Lighting

A switched outlet above the cabinets will give you more decorating flexibility than a fixed lighting system.

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