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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Evening,

Has anyone here got any experience of installing LED strip lighting under kitchen cabinets? The old tungsten filament tubes we've got at the moment keep blowing at three quid a pop and heat up my Shreddies in the cupboard.

I'm looking at replacing them with something like these:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200942701195

Anyone tried these or similar? I know it would be more sensible to go for plain white ones but thought these might be fun and the kids will love them. Do they actually do a good white light?

Cheers, T..


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:03 pm 
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Some are very poor. personally I would buy branded ones which are much more consistent, have safer drive electronics and in my experience last longer. Many of the cheap Chinese ones lose half their brightness in the first 1000 hours.

I have tried all sorts in the past 7 years, the latest ones from Osram, Philips etc are very good indeed.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:25 pm 
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SWMBO bought some very similar strip-lights and I installed them along the bottom of the floor cabinets...

...very smart; apart from the fact they show up every imperfection and dust mote on the floor! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:52 pm 
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Better
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-LINKABLE- ... 27d17c1f04


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:14 pm 
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That's what I figured. Far more sensible. No kitchen disco in the near future then.

Thanks for the replies! T..


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:56 pm 
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LidL have a deal on Monday 2nd for undercabinet lighting
http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/SID-0D263 ... il&id=5252

Spotted it today and thought of you. Awwwwwwwww isnt that nice :D


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