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Liz79 Tue 07-Mar-17 13:43:04

I am confused by the choice. I don't know what I should get. I think I want them hard wired into the mains (having a kitchen extension built so can put wires in), so you switch them on at the main light switch. Please help! Which is most useful/gives the best working light?

Liz79 Wed 08-Mar-17 15:01:09


wowfudge Wed 08-Mar-17 15:57:44

I think we're having LED strip lights for exactly. this

ExplodedCloud Wed 08-Mar-17 16:00:02

Yes warm white LED strip lights under cabinets here too.

Liz79 Wed 08-Mar-17 20:06:25

Ace. Is that the best level of lighting & mains wired?

ExplodedCloud Wed 08-Mar-17 20:10:09

DH is a right old fusspot about lighting And he's always right but don't tell him I said that so it probably is and yes all mains powered and switches on and off at the light switch.

user1483390742 Wed 08-Mar-17 20:11:09

I've got a seperate switch for the under unit lights. In the evening, when we have cleared up after dinner, i leave them on and turn the main ones off. It kind of creates a 'kitchen closed' feel. Also, i am trying to keep my hungry teenagers out of the cupboards! grin

SorrelSoup Wed 08-Mar-17 20:11:19

Ours are mains wired. They turn on at the main light switch. They're on a tape that's stuck underneath the cupboards so you can't see it. Ours were a few quid from Hong Kong via Amazon or eBay. They've lasted 2 years so far!! It's lovely having them on in the evening.

wowfudge Wed 08-Mar-17 20:37:42

Definitely get them mains wired to a normal wall switch. The ones we inherited with individual switches per light panel were such a faff I never used them.

Liz79 Wed 08-Mar-17 21:11:04

Thanks everyone. Is the led strip the way to go?

jojosapphire Thu 09-Mar-17 07:38:34

We are also having an extention and are tempted but the multi coloured led lights that do white as well.....

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