Under-cabinet Lighting - Replacing with Intelligent, color LED

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(Brian Engel) #1

I built my home about 1.5 years ago and something I did was have under-cabinet lighting installed in the kitchen. The current setup is xenon bulbs 3-4 per cabinet and everything is wired to a switch by the sink. I’m mulling around in my head what it would take to replace those lightboxes with LED lighting that could change color and I could control from SmartThings (either on it’s own or via the switch or a combo of the two).

I figure the hard part of having existing electrical all wired up is done. Just not really sure where to go from there.


(Don) #2

Here’s a couple projects I bookmarked that are like what your asking.

I’m sure there is others with even more examples and ideas.


#3

( i’ve moved this to projects so you can get individualized responses based on your own set up.)

Sounds like an exciting project! You might take a look at the quick browse lists in the community – created wiki in the project report section for the kitchen list and the lighting list. Both of those should have a number of examples, including the ones that @TN_Oldman suggested. :sunglasses:

http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=How_to_Quick_Browse_the_Community-Created_SmartApps_Forum_Section#Quick_Browse_Links_for_Project_Reports.2FQuestions


(Robin) #4

One problem you are likely to have is that your existing wiring will probably be 3 wires to the cabinets (L, N & E) whereas RGB/RGBW require 4/5 wires.

Because of this you will likely need to put the RGB or RGBW controller under a cabinet and depending on your layout you may need multiple controllers if there is no way to rig extra wires between seperate units.