Removing under cabinet lighting


Old 09-20-16, 07:50 PM
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Removing under cabinet lighting

Hello DIY'ers,
I just moved into a house that has under cabinet task lighting in the kitchen. They are fluorescent tubes all controlled by a single switch. I want to remove one of the cabinets at the very end of the counter, in order to fit a couple of my appliances that are too tall. I know how to remove the fluorescent tube and its casing and I can also remove the cabinet itself. I want to keep the rest of the lighting as it is. How will removing this single light affect the other ones I want to keep? And what should I do with the wires that will be exposed upon removal?

Many thanks in advance!

Ontario, Canada
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Old 09-20-16, 08:13 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

You won't know how the others are affected until you lower that one or take it apart to see what you have there for wiring.

If it's the last one in the loop.... you should be able to disconnect the wiring to that one from the previous one in the loop.
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All done. It was in fact the last one in the loop, and all other lights are working fine. Disconnected from the previous loop, now I just got some drywall repair and painting to do.

Thanks for your input
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