Need advice on kitchen lighting to meet California code
We're currently planning to remodel our small townhouse kitchen. The kitchen is roughly 11' by 9' (slightly smaller actually, due to an encroaching closet). We are hoping to have undercabinet lighting, possibly recessed lighting, and mini-pendants over the little bar counter between the sink and adjacent dining room.
I have heard that California code requires us to have 50% of the lighting as low-energy. We had wanted to be able to dim lights, but I'm not sure if low-energy lights are dimmable.
What is the best way to meet the code requirements but still achieve a nice look in the kitchen? e.g. better to have fluorescent recessed lighting vs fluroescent undercabinet lighting?
Any and all advice would be much appreciated! TIA