We put these on our Christmas list and were happy to receive them. Thanks Dad! They are also available in multi-packs. If you decide to go with flourescent, you’ll also need to hide the ballast. This was a big part of why we decided to go with halogen.
Also, Pay attention to whether the lights or linkable or not and put some thought into where and how you plan to hide the wires. Ours are neatly tucked at the back of the underside of the cabinets. Extra effort here is what makes you look like a pro. My swanky electrician knew I would be ultra-picky on the tidiness of the cords, largely because the underside of the cabinets are visible from the living room. It’s a front-to-back split home and living room in the front sits lower than the kitchen in the back. Check out those cords! I think he did a great job!
We also decided to sacrifice an outlet and turn it into a switch for the lights. Some kits come with a toggle switch – another feature to look at when comparing lighting. After talking to a friendly guy in the electronics aisle at Home Depot, we decided to go with a dimmer switch for some extra cool factor. As it turns out, you have to wire those just right or you blow out the switch. Third try was the charm though, and after fifty trips up and down the stairs to turn on and off the breaker switch . . . voila! Under cabinet lighting! What a great way to showcase the granite and backsplash. Like lighting for the stage!
Here’s a link to the type of lights we used. Ours was in a pack of 6 (which I am not finding online).