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  1. #1
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    Default Looking for tips on moving undercabinet lighting

    Hi gurus,

    I have old fluorescent under-cabinet lighting that I'd like to upgrade. The existing lighting is under the cabinet against the wall. I'd like to move the new LED lights 10" forward to the front of the cabinet so there's more light on the counter top.

    The problem: There's only 4" of NM hanging out of the wall.

    I was thinking of putting an electrical box where the old light is (against the wall under the cabinet) and running another piece of NM to the light. Unfortunately, that's going to leave me with an ugly box under the cabinet (though it seems pretty easy).

    So:
    - Are there decorative boxes that I can leverage ?
    - Any other tips ? All the examples I find assume I'm redoing the kitchen and have the luxury of working in the wall.

    Thanks,

    Ward

    PS - tried to upload a photo, but TOH didn't like any of the files that I tried

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    Default Re: Looking for tips on moving undercabinet lighting

    Install a cut-in box (aka remodel box ) at the point the wire exits the wall. Install a standard outlet and simply plug in your LED system.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Looking for tips on moving undercabinet lighting

    Hi A. Spruce,

    Thanks for the quick reply !

    Unfortunately, the NM comes through the wall and through the back of the cabinet and then into the back of the light. I could do what you suggest, but I'd have to cut through the cabinet, the wall, and the backsplash. If there was no back splash and the wire didn't go throught he cabinet, that would be clean.

    Ward

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    Default Re: Looking for tips on moving undercabinet lighting

    You might look into a wiremold box from Home Depot.
    Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
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    Default Re: Looking for tips on moving undercabinet lighting

    Hi Semi-Retired,

    Thanks for the pointer to Wiremold - those boxes look a lot cleaner than your standard box !

    Ward

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    Default Re: Looking for tips on moving undercabinet lighting

    Quote Originally Posted by weldred View Post
    Hi Semi-Retired,

    Thanks for the pointer to Wiremold - those boxes look a lot cleaner than your standard box !

    Ward
    You're welcome, let us know how it turns out
    Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
    Maurice Turgeon, Hidden Content

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