Pre-wire for under-cabinet lights


Old 10-12-15, 02:38 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 5
Pre-wire for under-cabinet lights


I'm in the process of remodeling my kitchen. It's been mostly gutted as I've taken down the old cabinets and back splash. I have also moved electrical outlets and added some recessed lights and a couple of LED pendants. I would like to wire for some under-cabinet lights but can't seem to find much guidance on the requirements for running electrical. Some questions I have; do I need to add a junction box behind the drywall? If not should I use BX cable? If I'm using BX will it just hang out of the wall underneath the cabinets?

I would appreciate any advice or direction, thanks!
Sponsored Links
Old 10-12-15, 03:44 PM
Handyone's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: U.S.
Posts: 5,451
NM (romex) cable is fine. No junction boxes. I like to mount the lights as far back as possible, which puts the romex running directly into wall. When hanging the upper cabinets, romex coming out of wall can be moved up or down to exact location.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes