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Installing your LED under cabinet lighting (UCA series) – Part 1

Posted by Tanya Barr on Mar 21, 2016 4:59:00 PM

RDA’s UCA series of LED under cabinet lighting is a distinctive fixture due to its ultra slim profile, pivoting design and a wide range of accessories available for setting the right mood in your kitchen.


Got questions?  We have the answers! 

By popular demand, we bring to you a three-part blog series addressing the FAQs relating to this product and its various assembly options.  In the first post, we will identify each accessory and its purpose.  In our second post, we will review options for the plug in assembly and finally, in post three, we will talk about the hard wire assembly options.


UCA LED Series is available with various interconnecting lengths and the following accessories.

Direct Connector & Cable Connector:  Direct and cable connectors are external accessories that connect fixtures and accessories in a single run.  In each fixture package, you’ll receive one direct connector and one cable connector along with the fixture.  


Touch dimmer:  touch_dimmer.jpgInstalled mainly with a plugin power supply where there is
no wall switch dimmer, the touch dimmer controls brightness levels and helps you create your preferred setting. 



Passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor: The PIR motion sensor is an occupancy sensor that detects motion in the room and accordingly switches on the light.  Depending on the setting chosen and no motion being detected, the light will then switch off.




Switch Connector: Used primarily when a plugin power supply is installed, the switch connector has a small button switch that you use to manually to turn on or turn off the light.  Using the switch connector is easier than removing the plug in power supply from the wall outlet to switch off the light.



DC_Junction_Box_Connector.jpgDC Junction Box Connector:  The DC junction box connector is primarily used for a hard wire install and is an excellent option because it allows you to run bell wire (Wire LVT 18/2, CSA, 300 V, PVC jacket) behind the dry wall, facilitating a neat and safe install.


Receptacle 4 & 8 Outlet Splitters:  The receptacle 4 outlet splitter allows you to split the load from one power supply in 4 different directions or runs, while the receptacle 8 outlet splitter allows you to distribute the load in 8 different directions.  Depending on the wattage in the run, outlet splitters eliminate the need for additional power supplies.  The maximum wattage on each run is 32 watts.


Our next post will cover options for the plug in assembly.  Contact us regarding any questions on your under cabinet install.

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Topics: Under cabinet lighting, Assembly