So I have a work bench and I'm building a box that will cover all my cables and outlets and generally make my work area look a million times better. My biggest issue is I have two sets of led lights that usually I plug/unplug to turn on/off to the mains power however this project will cover my plugs so I cant do that so easily (I can open this box but the goal isn't to open to operate lights).

The main plan was to wire these lights thru a light switch that we have mounted on the outside like a normal light switch but I'm unsure how to do this given I can only find switches that require a ground but I don't have a ground. how should I go about doing this in a safe manner?

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    Can you post photos of the wiring you're trying to install these switches to? Commented Dec 25, 2019 at 2:25
  • any details of the power supply for the LED strips would help to, it's likely that a ground is not required.
    – Jasen
    Commented Dec 25, 2019 at 3:34

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Use a remote-controlled wired switch. Quick & easy solution. The inexpensive versions are limited in how much power they can handle, but that is not an issue for LED lights. Something like this: enter image description here


Now I'm guessing here, you say "polarised" and that suggests DC, so I'm guessing these LEDs run of some low DC voltage on a SELV circuit, for that grounding is not required. just run the LED cable to the switch.

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