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    i have some under cabinet lighting that stopped working. i assumed that the lights would need some kind of a transformer to reduce the voltage. but, upon testing it looks like the wire from the switch is sending 120v straight to the lights. anyway, the switch always worked fine for turning the lights on and off but every once in a while when the lights are turned on there was a delay from when the switch was activated until the lights actually came on. now even after replacing the switch the lights no longer come on. the breaker is good. not sure where to go next.

  • #2
    Re: under cabinet lighting

    Step 1. Go buy a tool that will measure AC voltage (or an AC test light)
    Step 2. Verify power before the switch
    Step 3. Verify switched power after the switch
    Step 4. Verify your bulbs still have good filaments
    Step 5. Apply match to can of gas <~~~ just kidding.

    What kind of lights are they? Home Depot hockey pucks with the touch sensitive switches, florescent, fancy schmancy LED's???
    We don't have preventative maintenance around here, we have CRISIS MANAGEMENT!

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    • #3
      Re: under cabinet lighting

      i have already tested the voltage. 120 to switch. 120 through the switch to the junction box under the cabinet closest to the switch. bulbs are good. i replaced the switch already also. fresh out of matches

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      • #4
        Re: under cabinet lighting

        Can you post the model number of the bulbs

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        • #5
          Re: under cabinet lighting

          Can you measure voltage at the lamp socket? [bulb removed]

          What type bulb is used?

          Are the lamps in series or parallel?

          Are there connectors between lamps/lamp assemblies?


          Since there is a myriad of under cabinet lighting out there
          specific model and style can help us arm chair troubleshoot

          also a photo can be worth many wasted replies


          Cactus Man

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          • #6
            Re: under cabinet lighting

            the bulbs are 2825 ll. they are in parallel

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            • #7
              Re: under cabinet lighting

              12V automotive bulb, must be an xformer somewhere, follow wires to it

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