How do I install under-cabinet lighting?

There are plug in light strips that you can easily install in just an afternoon.

  • Plug in the light strip and turn it on.
  • Hold the light under the cabinet to see where you’d like to place it.
  • Mark the placement of the pre-drilled mounting holes of the lighting strip with a pencil.
  • Drill holes into the pencil markings. Make them about ½” deep.
  • Attach the lighting under the cabinet with screws.
  • Tighten the screws with a power drill and a screwdriver bit.
  • Use cable clips or a staple gun to attach the cord to the underside of the cabinet out of view. Be sure the cord is unplugged and be very careful not to pierce the cord with the clips or staples.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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