Kitchen rope lighting on same circuit as dishwasher or disposer?
I am considering installing "rope lighting" along the toe-kick area in my kitchen. I know that I cannot use either of the small appliance circuits for this lighting, but I am wondering if it is permissible to use either the dishwasher circuit (20 amp) or the disposer circuit (also 20 amp)? Neither installation manual for my disposer (InSinkErator) nor dishwasher reference a dedicated circuit being required, and I would be well under 80% of the load of either circuit with this short section of lighting. If this is permissible under the NEC, does the rope lighting need to be on an AFCI breaker? My understanding is that kitchen lighting is still exempt from AFCI but I'm not sure if toe-kick lighting is included in this definition. I am under the 2008 NEC, by the way.
Thanks for the insight.