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Confusion of UC lighting options

Posted by tikatoo (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 26, 09 at 20:47

We are renovating our 20 year old kitchen. We have new
dark granite counter tops. The original cabinets are staying.
The current UC lighting is fluorescent. We have only 3/4"
space between the bottom of the cabinet and the cabinet frame.
The current Fluorescent lights show when seated and produce glare on the granite. I want to replace them with more
energy efficient lights and eliminate the glare, without loosing the amount of light I have.

Will Xenon, or LED produce less glare, but give me the light I need?? I'm willing to add some molding to the
bottom of the cabinet frame if needed to "hide" the light.
I need good light and would prefer to hard wire although I could do a transformer. Can you recommend a light that would solve this problem? I also have a glass back splash.


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RE: Confusion of UC lighting options

The problem with granite countertops and with glass blacksplashes is that they both naturally provide glare with any type of lighting.

I would suggest any type of lighting which uses a frosted lens or frosted lamp.


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