eW Profile UCL - Running Jumper Cables Behind Walls?
Using the wealth of information and recommendations on this site, I've decided on the Phillips eW Profile Powercore under cabinet lighting for my kitchen remodel, which is quickly wrapping up. I've ordered all the light bars, connecting jumper cables, and junction boxes that I think I need and that were recommended to me by the product sales rep based on my cabinet dimensions.
My cabinets are not completely smooth all the way across the bottom behind the front lip. Between cabinets there is a barrier created by the cabinet walls meeting. I don't have a separate molding on the cabinet bottom that are often mounted to add additional space to cover lighting, etc. (Which is one reason I'm getting the eW!) It looks like a hole would, therefore, need to be drilled horizontally through the cabinet wall barrier to create a channel for the cable to be run through to the next light bar. I can then secure any slack under the front lip if needed.
My problem comes with what to do with the cabinet over the sink. It's quite a bit higher than the cabinets on either side. I don't want to drill holes through the floors of the side cabinets, run the cable up the insides and then through holes drilled through the cabinet walls and under the lip of the elevated sink cabinet. How would you recommend I make the connection between the light bars under each side cabinet and the bar under the much higher sink cabinet in the middle? Could the cord be run behind the wall, as my electrician was thinking? It doesn't seem like he's familiar with this lighting system, but hardwiring a single junction box and then just clicking cables together sounded a lot easier to me than hard wiring every light under every cabinet, as he initially proposed before I decided against using what seemed like subpar lighting from the local big box store. But maybe I'm being naive.
I know there are a lot of experts and experienced folks here and I'd be grateful for any information you could provide this complete novice! I'd like to do this correctly, but I just don't know what to tell him to do. Many thanks in advance!