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Question DetailsAsked on 9/21/2011

Need under-cabinet lighting for my kitchen but not with a bunch of electrical cord running all over. Even battery-powered ones will do.

Under the cabinets in my newly-renovated kitchen I would like to put some lights, the counter is L-shaped and my kitchen ceiling lights are enough for the larger part of it but the smaller part (after the corner) is pretty dark in the evening and we do use most of what's on it. So I would like a string of lights (3 to 4) that would be kind of hidden from under the cabinets but those I found have long electrical cord to be plugged to the wall. I hope you understand my description of what I need and that you can help me find it. Thanks.

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Ask an employee in the lighting section of Home Depot or Lowes. Measure the depth of the space where the lights are to be installed. You want to make sure your lights don't exceed this depth so that they will be concealed.

The hard part here is getting power to your lights.
Are there convenient outlets near by? You could use battery units as you mentioned. If you don't want to see cords then you may need electrical work. Hopefully this can be done without cutting up the wall / backsplash.

Answered 9 years ago by Kestrel Electric


If you can get one electrical source, you can usually use it to energize the first light and then the others can usually be linked together. Of course, you'll probably want a wall switch too. If there's access to the attic above, then a good electricial may be able to fish wires down the wall to the switch and lighting locations. Hopefully, he'll find a circuit he can tie into.

Answered 8 years ago by JGHamm

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