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Old 10-14-2014, 12:42 AM   #1
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Cabinet Lights

I started putting in cabinet lights. Here are two examples. I used stick on LEDs from eBay, connected to magnetic switches found on Amazon.
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It looks like I'll need another lamp for the bottom shelf.
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These aren't cabinet lights. I added some strip lights under my galley counter. These are for stealth mode to provide light inside when I don't want it to be obvious that I am inside.

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Old 10-14-2014, 07:39 AM   #2
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Conrad,
Great idea on your lights! Thanks for the pictures. Were they hard to install?
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:37 PM   #3
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Conrad,
Great idea on your lights! Thanks for the pictures. Were they hard to install?
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They were easy to install. I have a few sub panels so the wire runs were short. Using sub panels makes it all easy. I plan to buy one more sub panel for my Ham radio gear. I thought I could mount all that on a pajama cabinet door and lift it up for use, and close it to put it all out of sight.

The magnetic switches were a bit pricey @ $10 each. The come with plenty of wire, so I used that to make the connections. I only bought four (4) so I will need to order a few more. I am not sure how many cabinets I will do. It is a little bit of luxury, that makes you smile every time you use it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The magnetic switches and LED lamps were both stick on. The wiring was pretty easy. I would have done more, but I ran out of small gauge (red) butt splices.

The smallest fuses I could find were 1 A. I wish I had smaller ones. These LEDs do get hot, so I am not sure how well they will hold up, or if they are regulated. They will only be on for brief periods. I may move all these circuits onto one switch, so that I can turn it all off when I'm in stealth mode.


The wire is small enough, you can tape the leads in place out of sight.
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Example of a Sub Panel:

Amazon.com: Blue Sea Systems 5026 ST Blade Fuse Block with Cover: Sports & Outdoors
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I ordered some more SMC LED panels. These have stick on backs. Here is what I bought. They seem a bit like overkill as you don't need all that much light in a cabinet, but they are on for such brief periods, I don't think it matters much.

Warm White Light Panel 48 SMD LED Interior Bulb T10 BA9S Adapters | eBay
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