I have a new kitchen - and I probably did my pre-wire incorrectly for under cabinet lighting.
I have 12/2 wire (oops, should have used 14/2 but I was out at the time) in three different places all running to a J box. The J box has switchable power which will be controlled by a 120V switch (single wire from the J box switching the power). In the 4 gang box on the wall (which this switch is in), there is a neutral I can piggy back off up to run a smart switch or relay if needed.
I would like the under cabinet lights to be dimmable - but I don’t think this is possible with a dimmable smart switch since it will only work with 120v.
I have read this post here and it seems like it is a bit much!: Under Cabinet Lighting Project has gotten out of hand... Wife is more pleased than expected
Is there any other solution that anyone can think of off the top of their heads without having to build something from scratch? I want to eliminate a ton of wires under the cabinet if possible. At the end of the day, I have two 12/2 wires on both sides of the range, and one on the other side of the sink. It sounds like I will need to have three inverters setup off this common power source. My other fear with that is now I have to have three zwave/ zigbee devices to control the counter lights if I do what the guy in the above reference post did. If I do that - how do I make them all work in unison?
I could possibly run low voltage up a cabinet/ through the ceilling and back down on the otherside and just wirenut / tape up the extra 14/2 wires, but then I would have exposed LV wiring in three cabinets, which I would prefer to hide.
Any suggestions would be great. I will try and take some pictures for reference and post them later.
As a side note, I just moved in after 3 years worth of work - I haven’t setup my network cabinet downstairs and moved my hub from my test environment, but I am extremely excited to setup all of my switches and Heos system to work with the Hub and Alexa!