Please help! Under cabinet lighting
I am new to the forum, and this is my first time posting. My husband and I are remodeling our kitchen. We will have Ubatuba (black, dark) granite counters and tan, light tan, and brown tiles for our backsplash. The backsplash will coordinate with our floors. Our cabinets are maple and medium-toned (Rye) with an onyx glaze. Our kitchen is average size.
What type of linear under-cabinet lighting should we get?
Fluorescent or LED? (I think we are leaning toward fluorescent)
Warm or cool fluorescent? (I like warm colors and would like this but donÃ¯Â¿Â½t know if it gives off as much light as cool)
T8, T5, or T4 (why did you pick it?)
How did you figure out what length of linear lights to use? (I know they say measure smallest cabinet and use largest size, but how do you accommodate for random-sized cabinets?)
How important is lux? We have a relatively dark kitchen and want to make sure we have enough lighting for tasks such as cutting and cooking. (IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve read 500 is the best and 300 is minimum, so what do you recommend? I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t want it to be ridiculously bright,)
Uniformity ratio of 5:1 or less? Is that correct?
Thank you so much for any advice you can offer!