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Roadtreking: Upgrade kitchen lighting easily

From the bloggers at Roadtreking.

When we bought our 1995 Dodge Roadtrek 190 Popular the kitchen had one feeble incandescent light, so it was too easy to serve the garbage instead of salad. We remedied that by replacing the light bulb with an LED array that fit into the same fixture. That was some better. It saved electricity. Then we discovered LED strip lights. Roger installed a three-foot string that lit up the white Corian counters just fine. Some LED strip lights age — that is, grow dimmer over a couple of years.

Lynn discovered that 12 volt LED lights have improved over the last couple of years, as has our experience on how to install them. We talked about tearing out the klutzy string of old LED kitchen lights and replacing them with 2015 technology. We had already discovered that the best way to mount LED strip lights is to screw down a 1/2″ x 1/2″ aluminum angle strip where you want to locate the lights; then run the self-adhesive light strip behind the front side of the aluminum angle.

This mounting shields the bright LEDs from your eyes and aims the light down and into whatever you are illuminating. Our toilet compartment became a first-class reading room when we installed LED strip lighting under the shelf over the toilet.

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