I have been using the little halogen puck shaped lights, the best of the
25-30 used so far, came from Home Depot on sale for 12.95 for 4 lights and
transformer. The most I paid was 17.75 for 4, but they were a stylish
The trick on installation is to use a good quality dimmer and put a limit
the max output to about 80%. Gives lots of light, lower heat, lamps last a
long time. I did a little checking with my light meter and found the
light output was only about 8-11% lower than the xenon ones at a demo and
about the same with the other halogens at full output. I usually put a
little piece of aluminum between the lamp and the wood cabinets for safety
(same with any high output light in the same place), and have ventilation
holes in the top of the two display cabinets with the lights inside.
Wife thinks it is real cool.
> > Warning - no automotive content.
> > New kitchen cabinets will be here soon - like almost 60' of them. The
> > culmination of a wifely demand of about 5 years ago, a project from Hell
> > really extended into lots of things I never planned to ever address.
> > gonna do this again (famous last words).
> > I'll be putting in under-cabinet lighting, and I haven't researched it
> > The websites I've looked at aren't all that helpful. I think I want
> > low-voltage Xenon lighting, but what are the pros and cons. The
> > to indicate that Xenon runs cooler, a real drawback of halogen units
> > been worrying me. What about dimming?