Linking LED under cabinet lighting.

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Linking LED under cabinet lighting.

What kind of wire should be used to link 8 "LED light under cabinet lighting" in parallel? Each fixture is 12 watts for a total of 88 watts. The desire is to hardwire with a single switch.
 
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What is the voltage? Are they each 120 volts?
 
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Yes, they are each 120 volt.
 
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Then you would need to use protected NM-b (AKA Romex) or metallic cable (AKA BX). If this is a kitchen the lights can not be on the countertop receptacle circuit. If the breaker is 15 amp you would use #14. If the breaker is 20 amp #12.
 
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The circuit is a 15-amp. Are there other variations of 14-gauge wire that maybe more practical under the cabinets? That is, THW, THWN, THHN, XHHW-2, etc...?
 
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Are there other variations of 14-gauge wire that maybe more practical under the cabinets? That is, THW, THWN, THHN, XHHW-2, etc...?
Those are all individual conductors and must be used in a raceway such as conduit or surface raceway (AKA Wiremold).
 
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Ok, thank you for your information. Have a great week.
 
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