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Good Evening
Need some advice on under-cabinet LED strip lighting.
I have 5 led individual strips totaling 14 feet, on 5 cabinets at 3.5 watts per foot and 32 feet of low voltage wire for the complete run from the driver to the end of the furthest LED strip.
Problem is, 32 feet at 3.5 watts per foot is 112 watts and I understand that would require a driver that has over
112 watts plus an extra 10%, which would work out to around 125-watt driver.
If the 32 feet was split into 2 runs of 16 feet, would 125 watts still be needed and Class 2 driver could still be used?
I was told that if I used a Class 1 driver of say 200 watts, all low voltage wires would have to be in conduit.
Is that correct?

Any suggestions would be appreciated

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You need two drivers depending on how you are laid out to keep it at Çlass 2 wiring. 3.5 watts per foot seems very high wattage for LED strips. I think it is 3.5 watts per meter with 60 LEDS. What is the LED count per meter? 30, 60 or 120? What voltage 12v or 24v?

Assuming 3.5 watts per meter, that is 35 watts for a 10 meter run (about 32 feet).
 
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