Kichler Xenon undercounter lighting problem


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Old 12-06-22, 12:36 PM
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Kichler Xenon undercounter lighting problem

I have a 6 year old Kichler Model K10581wh xenon under-counter fixture that apparently has a bad transformer.
The fixture is out of production and Kichler does not supply parts.
Replacing a transformer seems like an easy job if I could find the part, or am also willing to replace the entire fixture if I could find one.
 
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Old 12-06-22, 12:46 PM
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I would suggest looking at a replacement LED fixture.
 
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Old 12-06-22, 05:52 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Kichler fixture .......You need a 12vdc 18 watt driver.
There are many to choose from. You'll need to make sure it fits..... 12vdc 18watt driver search
 
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Old 12-09-22, 09:22 AM
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I managed to get the cover off the transformer and it is a DR16S. An internet search for this transformers specs states 12v ac output. Is that correct ?
 
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Yes.... that is correct.
 
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Old 12-18-22, 11:51 AM
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wiring for transformer for Kitchler k10581 undercabinet light


I found a replacement transformer but foolishly forgot to take a picture of the wiring before I removed the old transformer. The photo shows a three position switch on this fixture. Red wires are AC input, white wires are 12v AC output to the lamps. Not sure how to wire this.
 
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Old 12-18-22, 01:57 PM
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I see a hi/low..... possibly hi-off-low switch.
I don't see any connection to the lights.

You need to know if that switch was on the 120v side or the 12v side.
There is a diode in it and it's very important.

Is that the only switch that controls those lights or do you also have a wall switch ?
 
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The wires going to the lamps (bulbs) would go to the 12v side of the transformer.
 
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Yes.... but what about the switch ?
 
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The xenon lamps (bulbs) in your undercounter fixture are a kind of tungsten halogen lamp which in turn is a kind of incandescent filament lamp. LED replacement lamps might be available.

Xenon also refers to a kind of HID lamp (works like mercury, sodium, etc. lamps).

If the switch is in the 12 volt wiring then the fixture will draw some current (through the unswitched transformer primary) when the fixture is switched off.

 
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Looks like my best solution is to replace the fixture. This light is part of a string of 4 xenon lights, and all are controlled by a wall switch/dimmer.
Do I have to find a xenon type light, or can I use another type ? LED ???
Thanks
 
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I would find an LED light and a new dimmer switch to match it.
 
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Old 12-20-22, 05:13 PM
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You have four fixtures ?
If going to LED all would need to be changed.

You've got the driver.... fix the light.

 
 

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