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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 10:07 am 
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Not sure if this is the best place to post this, if not apologies.
I'm in the process of adding some intellectuality to my house.
In my kitchen there are some under cupboard spot lights, which were already in when I moved in.
I'd like to integrate them into my automation system.

But, some off the wiring is, let's say, questionable, in my house, done on the cheap and quick by previous owners, and hidden well.
I've linked some photos of the setup and a rough arse sketch of how its wred.

Bare in mind I did not install these. And my electric knowledge is basic. But I'm competent.
Is this wired in a good way?
To me, something just doesnt look or feel right?
Im eventually aiming to replace the halogen lamps with LED strips, which i think i can do using the transformers.
My main query, is, is why are there 2 transformers, thats not neccessary surely?

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 10:24 am 
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I'll move this to lighting.

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The earth wires have been cut off.
The junction boxes have no lids
Its messy

If it was wired wrong it would not work, so yes it is wired right for what is there (But that said there is more than one way to wire them)
2 Transformers are used because a transformer has a limit on how much it can operate, 4 lamps would have been too much for one transformer (in your case)

If you change to LED strip, you will have to change the transformers to LED Drivers (I cant make out the print on them, but they probably will not support LED strip, and LED strip does not like ac)

Take it easy, a forum is only a collection of opinions. Above, are mine.

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No such thing as "Thou shalt put this wire here, Thou shalt put that wire there" .............Take a picture BEFORE you do the job.

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