Led Lights for Modern Cabinets
Design with LED lighting in mind!
Undercabinet lighting comes in LED, fluorescent (inexpensive and cool, but not dimmable) and incandescent (this includes Xenon which provides a warmer glow and is usually dimmable).
LED is the most energy-efficient of all the options. Many LED fixtures are designed to be direct-wired, so they don’t hog your outlets and they maintain a streamlined look. Hardwired systems require a 120V power source for each unit, which means their placement will have to be carefully planned by an electrician, ideally at the same time as cabinet installation. Direct-wire systems can be installed retroactively into a completed kitchen, but will likely require some heavier renovation work, since you’ll need to cut into the backsplash wall.