Undercabinet lighting dilemma and disappointment
Update - 11/6
Just met with the electrician and my GC and we think we have solved this problem! They are going to remove these existing UCL and replace with WAC tape lighting. That's the short story. It's more expensive, but we saved money elsewhere in the project so I am okay with spending this money. You can see them when I do a final reveal.
The electrician installed our UCL the other day. I didn't even notice them that evening. He had to point them out to me the next day and when he did, I was flummoxed as to how I could have missed them! They look awful! We have a contemporary look going on with very linear lines on the base (and top) of our upper cabinets. There is no "skirting" to hide anything. It's just flat. With how much of a perfectionist my GC appears to have been all along (and he has been great, don't get me wrong), I am surprised that this is what he chose for our UCL (we never even got a chance to look at any samples).
Anyway, I've attached a few pics. One pic is straight on looking at cab, the other is a better view of the light and the last is with lights on (yuck!).
The dilemma is that he has wired for xenon and not LED (they are different? Who knew!). I've seen lots of possibilities of low profile LED UCL but not for xenon. Can anyone point me in the right direction for very low profile UCL xenon lights?
One other thing, GC suggested that we notch out a rectangle to hold some new UCL he found (Juno brand) that due to the cabinet design would mean the light fixture would "only" stick out 1/4".
Thoughts? Ideas? Help?
Thanks so much if you've read this long monstrosity (yeah, it IS Halloween, after all).
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This post was edited by ck_squared on Wed, Nov 6, 13 at 14:58