Need Help? If you need assistance with selecting the right components for your lighting project, please download this Xenon Low Voltage Cable Light Strip worksheet, complete it, and fax it to 724.846.8833. Then a Technical Customer Service Rep will contact you by email or phone to discuss your project further.
One of the most popular uses for our low voltage (12 or 24 volts) strip light is as beautiful indirect lighting in a cove, or on top of, or inside of cabinets. Make sure to check out the installation video showcasing this xenon light strip being used in a living room. Very nice. Light strip is also perfect for display cases, exhibits, kitchen under cabinet lighting, shelf lights, showcase lighting, task lighting for work stations in offices or hospitals, and trade show lighting. Finally, this product can be fully customized to your particular project. Call our toll-free number to discuss your options.
Featured on DIY Network Show Rescue Renovation: you can view the installation video below. In this September, 2010 episode, our Light Strip is used behind crown molding to accentuate an original cove ceiling. A short commercial may appear before the clip.
Choice of 2 Lamp Spacings: available with either 3 sockets per foot (model number PNDSC-4) or 4 sockets per foot (PNDSC-3). Light Strip with 3 sockets per foot have lamp socket spacing of 4 inches on center, and 4 sockets per foot have lamp socket spacing of 3 inches on center.
Xenon Lamp Sockets: they are pre-attached, fixed in their respective positions, and are designed for easy snap-in lamp replacement.
Low Profile Dimensions: cross-sectional dimensions of only 3/4 inches wide by 15/16 inches high (including the festoon lamp in its socket). When installed in the included Mounting Channel, the total width is 7/8 inches while the total height is 1 inch.
Electrical Connections: parallel wiring is used so that the loss of one lamp will not affect the rest of the lamps.
Rated for 30 Amps: the Light Strip is dual 10-gauge stranded cable that is rated for 30 amps. However, it should never carry more than 25 amps (according to the National Electric Code), which is a maximum of 300 watts of lighting load (light bulbs) at 12 volts or a maximum of 600 watts of lighting load at 24 volts.
Custom Lengths: can be ordered in any length that is measured to the nearest whole foot (e.g., 9 feet, 16 feet, 23 feet, etc.). It is not sold in fractions of a foot; however, it may be cut "in the field" to suit your needs. If your lighting project is large, we recommend purchasing a couple of extra feet.
Light Strip: ordered by the foot
Xenon Festoon Light Bulbs: choose from 3 different wattages and either 12V or 24V models
MR11 Halogen Light Bulbs : if you will be using Light Strip in a display case or showcase, we recommend using MR11 halogen lamps along with xenon festoon lamps. You will need MR11 lamp sockets for this type of installation.
Adhesive Pads: use 3M double-sided Adhesive Pads when installing the Light Strip on glass or a smooth metal surface.
Mounting Clips: used when the Light Strip needs to be held firmly in place, for example, when making a 90-degree turn in direction. We also recommend using a mounting clip for each key location along the strip light that is not mounted inside a mounting channel.
Mounting Channel: this is a clear plastic U-shaped channel 7/8 inches wide and 3/8 inches in diameter. When installing Light Strip, first attach the mounting channel to your desired location with included screws and then snap the Light Strip into the channel.
Terminal Blocks: provides a good, tight electrical connection of four electrical wires. One of these Terminal Blocks should be used to connect the end of the Light Strip to a household wire (25-amp rated) that provides power from a low voltage transformer. Another Terminal Block should be used to connect the household wire to the transformer. Terminal Blocks are strongly recommended over wire nuts for low voltage lighting installations.
End Caps: used to "cap off" the "exposed" end of Light Strip that is not connected to any electrical components. The End Cap measurements are 1/2in high x 7/8in wide x 1-3/16in long. This component is too wide to snap into the Mounting Channel.
Connecting Wire: this wire, sold in 1-foot increments, may be used to connect two pieces Xenon Light Strip. This wire is rated for 30 amps of current but should not be used behind walls; instead, non-metallic sheathed electrical cable (sometimes called ROMEX® wire) with an amperage of 30 amps should be used behind walls.
Electronic Transformer: if the total wattage of the lighting load (light bulbs) is 300 watts or less, then an electronic transformer can be used. If the total length of the run is less than 10 feet, then an electronic transformer can be used. Electronic transformers can be fully loaded to their rating. For example, a 75W electronic transformer can power 75W of lighting load.
Magnetic Transformer: if the total wattage of the lighting load (light bulbs) is 300 watts or more, then a magnetic transformer can be used. If the total length of the run (circuit) is greater than 10 feet, then a magnetic transformer should be used. Note that most magnetic transformers should not have loads greater than 80 percent of their rating. For example, a 500W transformer should only power 400W of lighting load.
XENON FESTOON LIGHT BULBS
3 Wattages: 3 watts, 5 watts, or 10 watts. For under cabinet lighting installations, we recommend 10W festoon lamps.
2 Voltages: 12 or 24 volts. However, two different voltages may not be used in a given circuit. In addition, 12V lamps must be used with a 12V transformer and 24V lamps must be used with a 24V transformer.
Excellent CRI: CRI is 100 for all xenon light bulbs (100 is considered to be the best)
Very Good Lamp Life: rated life is 10,000 hours on average
Easy Lamp Handling: unlike a bipin halogen light bulb the glass envelope of a xenon light bulb may be touched with bare hands (while the lamp is cool please) without causing the lamp to fail prematurely.
Frosted or Clear: if the xenon festoon lamps are being used for Task Lighting or indirect lighting (e.g., under cabinets, under shelves, over cabinets, or inside cabinets), we recommend that you use frosted xenon lamps. If, however, the xenon festoon lamps are being used for Accent Lighting to illuminate items that should "sparkle" (e.g., jewelry, china, crystal), then we recommend that you use clear xenon lamps.
Cove Lighting Installations: if you will be using this as indirect cove lighting we recommend using 24-volt light bulbs and magnetic transformers due to the longer runs required for these types of lighting projects. A tip for cove lighting projects is to maximize the amount of illumination in your space by introducing multiple magnetic transformers into the system, since using more transformers will allow you to use higher wattage lamps that can be placed close together.
Easy to Install: please refer to these Installation Instructions (PDF). Always check local electrical codes and the National Electrical Code (NEC) before installing any lighting products. It is also wise to consult with a licensed electrician in your geographical area about any electrical details that you might have questions about and to make certain that you are satisfying all of the appropriate electrical codes.
Dimmers: we recommend using a dimmer specifically designed for the low voltage transformer (electronic or magnetic) you chose to power the Light Strip.
Articles/TV: As seen on the TV program, HOMETIME, Condo Kitchen III: Finishing Touches, that aired on PBS and UPN in February, 2004 and as seen in the April, 2004 issue of The Journal of Light Construction.
Large Quantity Discount: If you would like us to quote on a large quantity of Xenon Low Voltage Light Strip, please call us at our toll-free number, or use the online Quotation Request for Large Quantities form. We are always happy to provide you with our best large quantity pricing.
Xenon Low Voltage Cable Light Strip with Fixed-Position Lampholders
5 Stars based on 1 Review(s)
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Great for cabinet lighting
November 14, 2013
Nice, heavy 12G wire and solid construction. Snaps into the matching track well for sturdy mounting. Consider cutting and using an angled terminal block when going around corners as the wire is stiff and the bulb holders will interfere with the bending radius.