Door-activated cabinet lighting

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Old 02-21-13, 08:46 PM
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Door-activated cabinet lighting

I want to install some rope lighting in a cabinet, and I want it to be activated by opening the door. The rope lighting is line voltage (120 V). What are my options?

I was thinking of a low-voltage magnetic switch at each door, connected to a relay that activates the light. But I'm having trouble finding a relay that can be mounted in a junction box.

The other option is to use line-voltage switches, but the only ones I can find are for door jambs, and these are way too big for the application.

I'd appreciate any tips you can provide. Thanks!
 
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Old 02-21-13, 09:46 PM
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You need a low voltage controller and power supply in one package.

One product that is 100% perfect for your application is the Sensor Switch PP-20.
I use them all the time for applications like yours. It's everything in one compact package. Connects to an electrical box using a 1/2" knockout.

Here's a link from Amazon. You'll find them at several online companies.
Amazon.com: SensorSwitch PP-20 Power Pack w/ Circuit Protecti: Camera & Photo
 
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It's been a few weeks, but I wanted to close the loop and say that the PP20 solved my problem completely. I bought several of these from eBay and they are just what I needed. Thanks!
 
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I'm glad they worked out for you ........ an awesome module.
 
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