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# 136354 24-Nov-2013 13:40
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Hi There!

We are having new carpet laid very soon and I wanted to arrange to have lighting installed every third or so stair to push light onto the stairs with a sensor at night if possible. 

Anyone done this or can tell me anything about it? Is it very expensive?



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  # 939866 24-Nov-2013 13:49
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The lights are cheap (about $20 - $30ish). The cost in the job is getting a power feed down the wall. In all likelihood you'll have to gib stop and then repaint the wall. Starts getting pricey fast at that point.

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Friend of mine has lighting inside the banister shining down going up his stair case, works really well and is motion triggered too.

 
 
 
 


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  # 939869 24-Nov-2013 13:51
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LED strip lights?







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  # 939873 24-Nov-2013 14:01
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Handle9: The lights are cheap (about $20 - $30ish). The cost in the job is getting a power feed down the wall. In all likelihood you'll have to gib stop and then repaint the wall. Starts getting pricey fast at that point.


Could they not run the cables down the stairs under the carpet safely?


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  # 939874 24-Nov-2013 14:04
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Handle9: The lights are cheap (about $20 - $30ish). The cost in the job is getting a power feed down the wall. In all likelihood you'll have to gib stop and then repaint the wall. Starts getting pricey fast at that point.


Could they not run the cables down the stairs under the carpet safely?



I'm not an electrican but I don't think that would meet code as it's fixed wiring. Maybe if it was 12V it would be OK though.

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