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« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2006, 08:06:50 PM »

I used the cheap under cabinet lights from Wal-Mart. I don't recommend that. They were way too bright and focused light on a small area. If you stood right by it, it would blind you, but walk a few inches away and you can't see your hand in front of your face...Jimmy

I used the cheap under counter lights from Lowes and they work pretty good...once past the switch issue. Left them in the not too bad looking metal case, but removed the transformer so that they would work on 12V DC. They are apparently "flood" lenses. The light is all directed down, but it is diffused. Installed a boat running light 12V switch so that either one or all three lights could be selected. Been pleased with them. The running light switch allows either one post switched hot or both posts switched hot. Keeps from feeding back.
Installing them in the box kept the lights assy pretty much out of sight, but no holes in the cabinets. A double panel on the over the sink cab would have solved this in a more workmanlike manner...but, hey...hindsight is 20/20.
The metal box is a good heat sink too...and the halogens get pretty warm.

JR Lynch , Charlotte, NC
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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2006, 04:40:35 AM »


Just finished getting my 110Vac lights in this weekend.

Found some 3" can lights at Lowes.

You will of course need a little ceiling room above to mount them, though not much.

I removed the service box on top of the light to gain some space.

Have a nice eye that can be aimed in any direction or rotated as needed. Uses the GU10 bulb.

Only protrudes less than 1/4" below the ceiling.  Only saw in white trim.

I modified the tabs used to push flush to ceiling by drilling holes in them to attach from the bottom.

This allows for full removal later to get to wiring or replacement.

Best of luck,



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