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Legrand’s Adorne under-counter lighting system puts lighting, outlets and even a speaker on the underside of cabinets.

Akron Beacon Journal ,

The toolbox: Under-cabinet lighting system puts light where you want it

  • March 12, 2013 - 6:10 PM

Light where you want it

Ever wish you could put an electrical outlet right where you need it in your kitchen?

The Adorne Under-Cabinet Lighting System from electrical innovator Legrand lets you do just that.

The customizable system includes LED lighting, outlets and even a speaker, all of which can be installed on the underside of your cabinets in the spots where you want them. Docks for tablets and smartphones can be added, too, so you can charge and use your electronic devices while you’re working in the kitchen without adding to the cord clutter.

The system is available in two forms, one that plugs into an existing power outlet and one that’s hard-wired to a home’s electrical system. Lighting is available in linear form for overall illumination and puck lights for more concentrated brightness.

Many of the system components can be ordered at www.lowes.com. Examples of prices are $99.98 for a 27-inch modular track, $44.98 for a puck light and $19.98 for a tablet cradle. Free in-store pickup is available.

Other suppliers can be found in the “Where to buy” section of www.legrand.us. Some local Menards stores are listed as dealers.

Zipper replacement

Q: I have a small leather change purse that my aunt gave me when I was a little girl. It even has my name engraved into the leather. But the zipper on it is broken. The zipper is only about 3 inches long. I have taken it to shoe repair/cobbler shops, and they could not help me. I know years ago my mother used to take stuff to the zipper hospital (that’s what she called it). Do you know of any place where I can get this fixed?

A: If you can’t find a local resource, try an online repair firm such as the Zipper Hospital. It’s in Brookline, Mass., and its website is www.zipperhospital.com. The owner said you can correspond by phone or e-mail to discuss the job.

Small zippers are difficult to replace on leather goods, so it might be expensive. But because the change purse has sentimental value, I suspect it may be worth the cost to you.

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