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Old 08-26-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default LED undercabinet lighting options

I would like to replace all the Halogen lights in my display case with some sort of LED lighting as they use less energy, create less heat and UV emission, but of all the varieties i have found on the market lately, very few if any... seem to be a simple, high output and affordable option for mounting under 4 wood display cabinet shelves in my display case.

My question is ... has anyone found a good setup for high output SMDs (surface mount device) LEDs for displaying your models that you would feel comfortable leaving on for hours without risking paint fade as with Halogen lighting???

Although i have no experience with these.... below are some of the items i think may work best.

LED Under Cabinet Cove Shelf Lighting | eBay
LSMCC series Constant Current SMD LED Sign Module | LED Module Strings | LED Light Strips & Bars | Super Bright LEDs

Anyone using modern LED lighting by any chance?
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
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I currently use this:


Got them at Costco for $29 per set. One set is 6 feet long and can go at angles...etc. Perfect for my cabinet. The best part, there's a remote so I just aim at my cabinet, click, and boom...lights up like freakin Christmas

Here's some pics of it light up


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Old 08-26-2012, 09:53 PM   #3
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That looks fantastic! I currently use tap-on LEDs that adhere to the bottom of my shelves. Very unsatisfactory as they only illuminate a small circle, and aren't terribly bright. This looks like the solution...if only we had a Costco in Shreveport (we don't). Maybe something from online...
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:04 PM   #4
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It's hard to find that's for sure, Costco have it once in a while and when I do see them come in, I buy a bunch to stock up for my next cabinet.

I actually just ordered the last 3 from a seller on amazon 1 week ago. Paid $90 for 3 sets (so $30 each) - actually cheaper compared to costco since I didn't have to pay tax. Shipping was included.

I know Riteaid and homedepot also sells similar lights but it doesn't have the remote, it's also limited to 4 tubes and within the tube 5 led rather than 6 on mine.

last time I talked to the manufacturer, they said they are still producing the one I bought, but only to Costco in Canada for now.
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That looks like it will work just perfect for my needs!

BTW...Very nice display you have there!

now..... if i can find someone i know near me that has a Costco membership...
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Beautiful case displays!
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Looks amazing, might have to find these when I'm at costco next !!
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Ikea has a similar LED lighting system. I have it in my cabinets. I'll post pictures and link to light.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:31 AM   #9
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Fantastic cabinets there SKF, certainly given me food for thought when I finally get my new ones.
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That looks like it will work just perfect for my needs!

BTW...Very nice display you have there!

now..... if i can find someone i know near me that has a Costco membership...
I'm a member. If you're in south Lake county maybe we could work something out. I'm in Seminole.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:36 PM   #11
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I'm a member. If you're in south Lake county maybe we could work something out. I'm in Seminole.
Hey, thanks for the offer.... i am in north Lake County but SKF had mentioned in post #4 that they are only offered in Canada. Tupi suggested IKEA, i think these are the LED's he is referring to and i can buy them online:
DIODER 4-piece light strip set - IKEA

there is one new set of the lights SKF has on Amazon.... but the seller wants $70!
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I use a product from Ikea called ledberg. Locally it costs $19.95, consists of three strips of led lighting and a power cord, switch and plug. The led strips click together to create a strip 60cm or 24 inches long. One power unit can power up to nine strips of light. Each strip of lights also includes two clips so that it can be mounted to a shelf.
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