- 1 Do LED puck lights need a transformer?
- 2 How far apart should puck lights be under cabinets?
- 3 Can LED lights work without an adapter?
- 4 Where should under cabinet light strips be placed?
- 5 How wide should under cabinet lights be?
- 6 Do LED puck lights get hot?
- 7 How do you hardwire led under cabinets?
- 8 What happens when an LED is directly connected to a power supply?
Do LED puck lights need a transformer?
Many xenon and halogen puck lights operate on 120V AC directly, but others operate on 12V and will require a transformer to drop down the voltage. LEDs do not operate on AC line voltage, but rather low voltage DC, so they will require a power supply to convert the line voltage.
How far apart should puck lights be under cabinets?
In general, one puck light is needed for every 8–12 in. of cabinet length. This spacing will provide the best uniformity and distribution of light and avoid any dark areas under the cabinets. Incandescent linear lighting comes in two forms: as a light strip or as a linear fixture or light bar.
Can LED lights work without an adapter?
LED strips, unfortunately, are not as simple as traditional incandescent light bulbs when it comes to installation and set up. Because they run on low voltage DC, they require a power supply device that converts 120V/240V AC (depending on your location) into the voltage signal that LED strips can use.
Where should under cabinet light strips be placed?
If you want to install under cabinet lighting as task lighting, you should place the strip lights closer to the middle front edge of the cabinets, so the countertop will be exposed to as much light as possible. For ambient or accent lighting, you may want to place them closer to the back edge.
How wide should under cabinet lights be?
If you plan to use these inter connecting cables, then I recommend that you purchase an under cabinet light fixture that is 7 inches shorter than the width of the cabinet.
Do LED puck lights get hot?
Yes, LEDs get warm/hot, but much less than the alternative that produces far more heat than light.
How do you hardwire led under cabinets?
Then, follow these steps for installation:
- Disconnect the power. Locate the correct breaker and turn off the power supply to the switch outlet where you’re going to connect the lights.
- Attach the lights.
- Cut the wall.
- Run the wire.
- Run the cord.
- Connect the lights.
- Wire the switch.
- Cover your work.
What happens when an LED is directly connected to a power supply?
When LED is connected to a power supply with a voltage higher than its forward voltage, a current limiting resistor is connected in series with the LED. The current limiting resistor limits the current for the LED and regulates the difference in voltage drops between the LED and the power supply.