Kitchen LED lighting - connection/wiring


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Old 10-23-17, 06:25 PM
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Question Kitchen LED lighting - connection/wiring

Previously in my kitchen (under the counters) we had neon lights (connected directly from the wires out of the wall), see the image.

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Now I have removed them and want to replace them with new LED light tracks, but the ones I found have a standard outlet connection.

Usually this is simple - pass the wires into a standard receptacle box and plug in the lights - done it a thousand times.

However, the lip under the counter is really small and cannot hide the size of a standard receptacle - so it will look really ugly - and I don't want to have wires coming down from under the counter plugged into the receptacles I use daily for my appliances.

So I am looking for a solution that will allow me to hide the wire under the counter top and somehow connect to my lighting... for example is there such a thing as a "slim" receptacle box (I have not seen one), or can I just connect a plug at the end like this:
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.2-pole-3-wire-grounding-plug-clamptite-hinged-design-15a-125v-nema-5-15p-orange-thermoplastic.1000806925.html

Any suggestions, ideas, recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
 
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Old 11-07-17, 10:14 AM
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Power strip and/or lightrail

Iíve recently done the same thing. I wired a thin power strip under the cabinet and I also installed a light rail moulding to the bottom of the cabinet. Added a little extra room to cover the plug and looks nice
 
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Old 11-07-17, 10:40 AM
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Are you able to drill a hole in the bottom of the cabinet? Then mount your receptacle box in the cabinet and run the cord for your LED lights into the cabinet to plug them in.
 
 

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