So I’m nearly ready to start an under cabinet project and I just need some help verifying if I need anything else, and also any suggestions to tackle a mid window run and hallway run in our kitchen.
So for LED’s I’m looking to go with these:
I have a hue bridge system so I’ll be getting this definitely:
The LED kit already comes with a 12v 5a power supply so not sure if I really need a 6a power supply…but just in case, I have this in my cart as well:
Now for the connectors, I’d rather not solder unless I really have to, so I found an ok deal for 5 PIN connectors on ebay:
First Question: Do I need anything else?
So far the two tricky places are getting the wires over to a last set of cabinets that are separated by a sink and a window on an exterior wall. There’s already a back splash plate and I think the material of that wall is concrete. So far, the best option I could think of is going above the window and back down into the cabinet, hiding the wire behind the window blinds curtain rail. Doing it this way would mean that you “might” see wires poking out from the top left and right sides if the window for where the wire goes back into the cabinet from the top. An idea to hide them is to use fake shrubberies in front of them, but if you have a better way, I’d like to hear it.
The other tricky part is that the kitchen leads into a dining room towards the back, but there’s more cabinets parallel to the window wall. I figure that I might be able to go through the ceiling from the pantry, but since its the first floor, I’m not sure how much drilling I’d need to do to cross the hall.
If anything in regards to both tricky problems, I can take some pictures and post.
Second Question: Those LED’s come with a controller. If I add the Zigbee controller above along with the stock controller, will I have a problem?
Sorry for the lengthy post. First time doing cabinet LED lighting and just making sure I have everything.
Last Question: If I wire the power connection to go in two direction, will either controller (the Zigbee controller or stock controller) control both sets of lights, or is it better to start at one end instead of the middle (was planning to place power above microwave).