Easy to Install Kichler LED Tape Light

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Easy to Install Kichler LED Tape Light

Kichler LED Tape Light is an excellent product!

  • Installer friendly
  • Plug-and-play power supply
  • 3M™ brand adhesive backing
  • Many available additional accessories
  • Dimmable tape light power supply
  • In-wall rated wires are out of view (and costs less than competitive wire options)

Kichler 12V LED Tape Light Installation Instructions for Dry Locations

All installations should comply with national and local electrical codes. If you have any doubts concerning installation, contact a qualified, licensed electrician.

Kichler 12V LED Tape Light Installation Instructions for Dry Locations

Underneath Cabinet Installation

Planning

Install tape light at least 1-1/2″ away from cabinet lip to prevent shadowing on counter top surface.
Install tape light at least 1-1/2″ away from cabinet lip to prevent shadowing on counter top surface.

Where will you put the power supply?

Determine location for NRTL Listed Class 2, 12V DC power supply.

Measure from the power supply to where the LED tape will begin.

Measure from the power supply to where the LED tape will begin. Determine length of supply lead wire that will be needed.Determine length of supply lead wire that will be needed.

How many pieces of tape will you need?
How long is each piece?

Kichler 12V LED Tape Light Installation Instructions for Dry Locations Determine the number and length(s) of tape.

Determine the number and length(s) of tape.
Voltage drop limits the linear run length of 12V DC fixtures to about 16 feet, determined using a 60W power supply & a 1′ power supply lead with a continuous linear run of LED tape light.

Measure any distance between the pieces of tape to connect them.

Supply leads and Interconnects Measure any distance between the pieces of tape to connect them.

Determine the lengths of leads and connectors that will be needed.
(Supply leads and interconnects are not listed for In-Wall use.)

Add up the wattage to choose the right power supply.

Add up the wattage to choose the right power supply.

Determine Power Supply
Total wattage of tape light should not exceed power supply wattage.
Determine the total wattage of tape light by multiplying the total number of feet of tape by the wattage listed for the tape, 1.5 watts per foot or 3 watts per foot.

Preparation

Prepare the location that the LED tape light will be installed.
Thoroughly clean and dry any area adhesive backed tape will be applied to, using a non-petroleum based product.

Installation

1 – Install power supply

The power supply should be installed by a qualified electrician and be installed in accordance with national and local electric codes.
Refer to the power supply installation instructions for further details.

2 – Run supply lead wire from power supply to beginning of tape light run.
Do not connect lead wire to power supply yet.

3 – Prepare each tape section

Measure and (if necessary) cut the first section of tape light, leaving a minimum of one inch of space on each end for connections.

Prepare each tape sectionTo cut the tape light, use a pair of sharp scissors or snips and cut on the dotted cut line only.

4 – Prepare tape 

Completely remove 1/4″ of the adhesive backing from either end of the tape that will be inserted into the connector.

Prepare tape Completely remove 1/4″ of the adhesive backing from either end of the tape that will be inserted into the connector. installation-3If the adhesive backing is not removed, this may cause damage to the connector.If the adhesive backing is not removed, this may cause damage to the connector.

5 – Connect tape light to supply lead wire

Make sure +/- symbols on tape light line up with the +/- symbols on the connector of the supply lead wire.

How to use the Connectors

Open connector gently using your finger nail.

Connect tape light to supply lead wire Slide tape light into front of connector making sure that the tape is kept flat when placed in the connector’s guides. Gently push the tape light forward until the tape light is fully seated in the connector and is under the prongs. Check that the connection is secure and that polarity (+/-) symbols are oriented in the same direction.

Slide tape light into front of connector making sure that the tape is kept flat when placed in the connector’s guides.
Gently push the tape light forward until the tape light is fully seated in the connector and is under the prongs.
Check that the connection is secure and that polarity (+/-) symbols are oriented in the same direction.

How to use the Connectors Check that the connection is secure and that polarity (+/-) symbols are oriented in the same direction. Close connector.

Close connector.

6 – Apply LED Tape

Remove 3M backing from tape light and apply.
Make sure to press between the LED’s and other components.
Pressing on the LED’s and other components will result in damage to the tape.Apply LED Tape Remove 3M backing from tape light and apply. Make sure to press between the LED’s and other components. Pressing on the LED’s and other components will result in damage to the tape.

For best results, peel off backing and apply tape light in small sections starting at the beginning of the run.

Apply LED Tape Remove 3M backing from tape light and apply. Avoid using excessive force to prevent damage to LEDs and other components.
Avoid using excessive force to prevent damage to LEDs and other components.

Follow the same instructions for any additional sections of tape light.

7 – Connect the Power and Turn it On!

Double check that all connections are secure and that all polarity (+/-) symbols are oriented in the same direction.
Connect power supply lead to power supply and turn on.

That’s how easy it is to install Kichler Undercabinet Tape Light!
24 volt systems and RGB systems are very similar.


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Easy to Install Kichler LED Tape Light

  • Installer friendly
  • Plug-and-play power supply
  • 3M™ brand adhesive backing
  • Many available additional accessories
  • Dimmable tape light power supply
  • In-wall rated wires are out of view (and costs less than competitive wire options)

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