Suggestion for hiding wires of undercabinet LED?

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#1

Any input on how to hide the wiring for LIGHTIFY LED strip under the cabinet?
I was using the black electrician tape as a temporary solution but its not a long term solution.


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#2

I installed a different brand of undercabinet lighting and simply drilled small hole to run wire inside of cabinet and then a second small hole to bring the wire beneath the cabinet.


#3

that is my last option but just wanted to check if there is a better way so that I can avoid drilling holes.


#4

Different people do different things. Depends in part on your own aesthetics.

If you want to see what some other people have done, you can take a look at the project reports on the quick browse lists in the community – created wiki. If you look on the list for “kitchens,” a number of those are LED strip projects. :sunglasses:

http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=How_to_Quick_Browse_the_Community-Created_SmartApps_Forum_Section#Projects_by_Room_.28see_also_lighting_and_sensors_projects.29

Personally, I use “raceway” (cord covers) , run them next to the cabinets and paint them to match the cabinets. Usually this comes as a white plastic and you can get it at Home Depot or similar stores. There are a lot of different brands and some different styles.

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You can also find cord covers at places like Staples or Best Buy, but to be honest, it’s usually less expensive at Home Depot so I get mine there. :wink:


(Kirk Hilzinger) #5

I agree, drilling holes is the best method to keep the looks the best but it does involve drilling. People care less about the looks of the inside of the cabinet than outside.


#6

Maybe it’s because of the people who live here (cough housemate two cough), we have always had problems with the cords getting damaged when they were inside the kitchen cabinets. The raceway took care of that issue. :sunglasses:


(Kirk Hilzinger) #7

They make little plastic wire holders that you can use to keep the wire lined up to an inside corner and screwed to the cabinet wall. That would lower the chances of “roommate damage”.


(Will) #8

Drill a hole through the rear of the cabinet and run the wire either through or behind the cabinets next to it. Then use a cable cover for the single wire that goes to the nearest outlet (if its not wired directly)


#9

Drilling it is then.
Now just have to convince my betterhalf :smile:
Thank you for suggestions.