12v lighting installation


Old 10-28-13, 06:57 PM
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12v lighting installation

I am in the middle of remodeling kitchen. I plan to install 2 LED lights inside one of the wall cabinet (3.5 W each/using 12V AC), and a LED strip light 12VDC under wall cabinet. They all come with provided transformers. The 120VAC outlets will be inside of one wall cabinet.
I want to route all connecting wires carrying 12V behind cabinet so that they will be invisible. My question is that if there is any code prohibiting this practice, or if there is any fire hazard for this. I personally don't see anything wrong about it since the voltage is so low, but want to check with folks here for sure.
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Old 10-29-13, 04:47 AM
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I generally run the wires inside the cabinet along the back bottom corner where they are not noticeable and concealed by dishes. I don not know of codes regarding low voltage wiring but lights die, connectors can go bad, styles change (fluorescent to halogen to LED...) so I like to leave things somewhat accessible for future repairs or upgrades.
Old 10-29-13, 06:14 AM
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Low voltage wiring can be run unprotected and splices made free air or in the wall, with the proper cable. Your plan is fine.
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