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Old 10-16-2018, 07:31 PM   #1
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Pantry Light Strip

Added a simple LED light strip to the pantry on our Forester. Very easy install, picked up power in the wall and used a simple button door switch. Not happy with wire routing and will try to hide it better.

Really lights up the whole pantry and makes it easy to see everything. Have 7 ft of LED left over and may light the under sink cabinet.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:05 PM   #2
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Added a simple LED light strip to the pantry on our Forester. Very easy install, picked up power in the wall and used a simple button door switch. Not happy with wire routing and will try to hide it better.

Really lights up the whole pantry and makes it easy to see everything. Have 7 ft of LED left over and may light the under sink cabinet.
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Hey that's an awesome idea. Im stealing this for sure. How'd u mount and wire it? Where'd you get power from?
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:17 PM   #3
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Hey that's an awesome idea. Im stealing this for sure. How'd u mount and wire it? Where'd you get power from?


The LED light strip has 3M adhesive on it. Peel & Stick easy. Just started at the bottom up over the top and down the other side.

The pantry is on the bedroom wall which has a 12v wall plug. Just made a small hole inside the pantry and fished the wire thru and hooked up there. Click image for larger version

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BTW my DW just got home and loves it!
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:20 PM   #4
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The LED light strip has 3M adhesive on it. Peel & Stick easy. Just started at the bottom up over the top and down the other side.

The pantry is on the bedroom wall which has a 12v wall plug. Just made a small hole inside the pantry and fished the wire thru and hooked up there. Attachment 189415

Amazon is my friend!
Light strip
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008G...236_SY340_QL65

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001T...op_mb_pd_title

BTW my DW just got home and loves it!
Very nice. I have a 12v light in mine but the pantries 7.5 ft tall and deep. This will do the trick quiet nicely
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Very nice. I have a 12v light in mine but the pantries 7.5 ft tall and deep. This will do the trick quiet nicely


Thatís a big pantry. Yes the LED strip is 16+ ft and will fit perfect for you.
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Thatís a big pantry. Yes the LED strip is 16+ ft and will fit perfect for you.
Yeah. Its what sold my wife on the trailer
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:36 PM   #7
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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but what is the shelf mounting system you have and where did you get it? Looks like it would work perfect for our pantry (using wire rack stuff from HD now)
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Those LED strips are useful in lots of places. I mounted them under the bed rail of my pickup.

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Old 10-17-2018, 08:04 PM   #9
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I ran LED lights in all our cabinets in our TT. used small 3" LED strips and magnetic switches. Used a hot glue gun to secure the wires to the inside face of the cabinets.
They use almost zero power and turn on and off when you open the cabinets.
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I did the same thing with all my cabinets. For power I ran 18ga thermostat wire to power center and gave its own fuse-5amp. Taped into a light for all cabinets in bedroom.
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