These products may represent a possible shock or fire hazard if improperly installed or attached in any way. Products should be installed in accordance with these instructions, current electrical codes, and/or the current National Electric Code (NEC).


To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons, make sure that the electrical power to the system is disconnected at the source prior to installation or any servicing.


Caution: Injury to persons and damage to the fixture and/or mounting surface may result if the fixture is pulled from the surface. To reduce the likelihood of such injury or damage, mount on a surface that is mechanically sound.


  • Read all instructions before beginning. Save these instructions for future use.
  • To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, pay close attention to this manual and stay within its guidelines when using this product.
  • CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock or injuries to persons, use only insulated staples or plastic ties to secure cords and only route/secure cords to that they will not be pinched or damaged when the cabinet is pushed to the wall.
  • CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock or injuries to persons, do not operate fixture with missing or damaged lens or wiring compartment cover.
  • WARNING! CAUTION – RISK OF FIRE: Keep fixtures away from curtains and other combustible materials.
  • Suitable for indoor dry locations only.
  • This fixture is not linkable. Do not attempt to daisy chain or link fixtures in any way.
  • Not intended for recessed installation in ceilings or soffits.
  • LEDs are bright! Do not look directly at LED light source.
  • Do not touch LEDs.
  • There are no serviceable parts inside the LED module.
  • The National Electrical Code (NEC) does not permit cords to be concealed where damage to insulation may go unnoticed.
  • For cleaning, use a soft, dry or damp cloth. Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasives.
  • This product is suitable for use in dimming circuits. It is compatible with most standard TRIAC, CL, and ELV dimmers (5-100% light control).


Contrax2 fixtures can be hardwired directly via knockouts located on the rear of the fixture.


There are knockouts located along the back side of the fixture. Wires can be accessed from the front cover of the fixture.

  1. Unlock the front cover of the fixture by using a flat head screwdriver to pry between the gap to release the clips. See Figure 1.
  2. Remove knockout using a hammer or punch. See Figure 2.
  3. Install a 3/8” cable connector (not included) for the supply wire following National Electric Code and local codes through this knockout on the access door. See Figure 3.

    Use 14AWG or 12AWG wires. AC should be protected by circuit breaker or fuse.
  4. Strip back jacket on supply wires to 3/8” and use push-in wire connectors inside housing to connect the wires, matching polarity (Black to Black = Hot, White to White = Neutral, Yellow/Green to Bare Wire = Ground) through knockout so that push-in connectors are positioned on the housing side of the cable clamp. See Figure 4.
  5. Replace front cover. Be sure that the wires are not pinched or damaged by any part of the housing or the cover.

MOUNTING FIXTURE (See Figures 5-6)

  1. Determine locations for each fixture. Connect supply wires via knockouts before mounting.
  2. Use a Philips head screwdriver or driver bit to tighten captive mounting screws and secure fixture to an appropriate mounting surface.


FCC Compliance Statement

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the followingtwo conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.


This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet different from that to which the receiver isconnected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.


This product is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of three years from the date of purchase. Products that prove to be defective during this period will be either repaired (i.e. replacement of defective electronics, defective parts of the fixture housing, lens, wiring, switching or lamp sockets; excluding the lamp) or replaced, at the discretion of American Lighting, Inc. Claims for defective products must be submitted to the retail location from which the product was purchased within the warranty period. Upon submission of proper return claim documentation and product to American Lighting, Inc by the retailer, American Lighting, Inc reserves the right to inspect the product for misuse or abuse. Claims for indirect or consequential damages or for product that, in American Lighting Inc’s opinion has been misused will be denied. This is a warranty of product reliability only and not a warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. American Lighting, Inc shall have no liability whatsoever in any event for payment of incidental or consequential damages, including, without limitations, installation costs and damages for personal injury and property. These products may represent a possible shock or fire hazard if improperly installed or altered in any way. This warranty applies only to product that has been properly installed in accordance with instruction sheet and current local codes and/or the National Electrical Code. Warranty does not apply to any product that has been improperly installed or in situations where components have been altered in any way.

For questions, comments, technical assistance and/or repair parts, please call toll free at: 1-800-285-8051 (M-F 8am – 5pm, MST)

©2022 American Lighting, Inc. REV2208

Documents / Resources

AMERICAN LIGHTING CONTRAX2 Under Cabinet Light [pdf] Instruction Manual
CONTRAX2, Under Cabinet Light, CONTRAX2 Under Cabinet Light, Cabinet Light, Light

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