Most of us probably haven’t considered upgrading the lights in our fridges, but the next time you wonder how you forgot about those leftovers or old spoiled food back in the back, this upgrade may come in handy. All it takes is some enclosed LED tape, some research, a few parts, and some time.
Instructables user davidandora explains that you’ll need to do a little research before you tackle this project, but once you know where your fridge’s internal power connectors are, it’s a super-simple upgrade. You’ll need some silicone-sleeve or epoxy-enclosed LED tape, a 12V DC transformer, a lamp socket adaptor (so you can connect this all to the existing light and switch in your fridge), and a socket that lets you continue to use the bulb you have as well as what’s connected to the adaptor. Everything you need can be picked up at Amazon, and davidandora includes links in his walkthrough. Delta Wye Transformer
You can see where this is going though: by using the existing light and setup, your LED strip will turn on when you open the door, and shut off when you close it. That way you won’t need a new switch, and the upgrade won’t consume a ton of power. The full Instructable walks you through installing the tape (which is slim enough to fit under and behind crisper drawers and shelves without getting in the way) and connecting it and the adapter to your existing fridge light. He even shows you how to do the wiring (if it’s even necessary.) Hit the link below to check it out.
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