Backlit Onyx Countertops - Electrical

I had an odd request from a homebuilder today. He is putting onyx countertops in a wet bar and he wants them backlit. The tops are cut and ready to be installed. Anyone ever seen/done this?

johuet
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J

Can someone come up with an idea of how i could put lighting in this niche? I've came up with a few ideas, but I just can't figure out a way for me to change the light out if it ever goes bad, once i place the tile over it.
I'm using honey onyx and I was thinking of going with the led tape and running it from the attic down the wall joints and through a hole on the top hardie backer. i would like to run it on the top and sides. i have an 18" strip. Planning on running it off of my switch.

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Do you want the onyx to be backlit or just have led strip on the surface?
Waterproof LED is easy, just run a 20/4 down to the strip solder it on and then hide the driver somewhere accessible.

Hey
An LED panel would be the easiest solution- you will need to make sure that the location of the lighting is water tight. but more importantly moisture vapor proof. There are alot of guys advertising IP68 led flex strips just be very careful with these.
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Hello All -
Havnt been too active lately but I thought I would add a few more project images from Nu World with the LED Light panels
Still doing alot on onyx and also alot of Concetto by Caeserstone. Backlit Agate is really popular at the moment
IMAGE(http://www.nu-wo.com/images/led_panels/Nu%20World%20LED%20Light%20Panel%20-%20Backlit%20Onyx-%20%20KD
KDs Restaurant and bar Backlit onyx bar facade

Custom shaped backlit onyx island looks like hot lava when illuminated
IMAGE(http://www.nu-wo.com/images/led_panels/Custom%20shape%20backlit%20Onyx%20Island-Nu%20World%20LED%20Light%20Panel%20.JPG)

This project is still a work in progress and is almost completed I will post more pics when it is complete.
The edges look they are not polished but they actually are - for some reason the front edges didnt photograph as well as the tops
The Trumps were so impressed with the backlit onyx countertop that Eric Trump will be placing an order for the same in his private residence

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Backlit onyx countertop

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This is not Onyx but it is a Brown Agate countertop illuminated using the Nu World LED Light Panel FRAMELESS
http://www.nu-wo.com/index.php/led-light-panels
The image is not great as it was taken with a cellphone camera but it shows how nice Agate is when illuminated

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Actually, i bought from them in 2011 for my cristallo quartzite kitchen island, and it's still working great. i paid around 3000$ for my 5' x 9' island all said an d done.

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