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    LED Lighting for a display cabinet; touch controller?

    I'm in the pencil and paper stage of drafting a plan for a display cabinet about 48" X 42 X 16". I'll make frames for the sides and doors, and fit glass to them. Shelves will be glass as well. This will be an Arts/Craft or Mission style and wood will be cherry or walnut. I thought I'd run some LED tape lighting down the front R/L corners of the cabinet, but I'd like to use a touch controller to turn them on/off. No dimmer, just on/off. My initial thought was to wire one of the hinges as I really didn't want a visible switch. Either that or fit a metal plate to the cabinet somewhere.... I have been surfing the internet and I'm not finding what I think I need.

    Anyone else gone down this road have a solution or suggestion?

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    I built a bar back with both up- and down-lights in a tiered display shelf using LED strip lights and touch control (thread is here on SMC).

    https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/...ed-strip-kits/
    ^ Link to kits, but lots of how-to info, and options - including WiFi/Bluetooth control if you REALLY donít want a switch.
    Molann an obair an saor.

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    Can you post a link to your bar back thread? I'd like to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Drew View Post
    Can you post a link to your bar back thread? I'd like to see it.
    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread....es-a-good-home

    Pic of lights is at post #21.
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    Thank you. Very impressive workmanship there.... I'm definitely going to 'borrow' some of your techniques.....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Drew View Post
    Thank you. Very impressive workmanship there.... I'm definitely going to 'borrow' some of your techniques.....lol
    Thank you and please, borrow away..!! I will offer that I used the iTouch dimmer (x2) on my install; touch on/off or for dimmer you touch-hold to inc/dec the light strip.
    Molann an obair an saor.

    If Heaven ain't alot like Texas, I don't wanna go. - Hank Jr.

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    You might want to take a look at the Lee Valley micro-switches designed, it sounds, for just the applicaiton you are considering.
    https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop...r-led-lighting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Wilson View Post
    You might want to take a look at the Lee Valley micro-switches designed, it sounds, for just the applicaiton you are considering.
    https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop...r-led-lighting
    Not exactly, but thanks! They have a motion sensor that I think might just be the ticket. They also have a stainless touch controller that looks nice. I had not looked at Lee Valley for an LED light source before. They have some pretty cool stuff.

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    LV currently has free shipping on order >$40.
    Rustic? Well, no. That was not my intention!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Utterback View Post
    LV currently has free shipping on order >$40.
    Not to Alaska (not unusual to be denied), but I ordered a bunch of stuff for this project, and a couple future projects, anyway.....

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