By Stephani L. Miller. Undercabinet lights provide not only supplemental task lighting but also accent lighting to spotlight favorite kitchen features. Concealed fixtures reduce the utilitarian appearance of task lighting and elevate it to a design feature.
W.A.C. Lighting. Low Voltage Ceiling Pendants (shown in Green Swirl/Opal) feature hand-applied swirls of color over shades available in a variety of colors. Pendants measure 61/4 inches long and 63/8 inches in diameter. (800) 526-2588. www.waclighting.com.
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A compact undercabinet light fixture, the Halogen 120 features a rounded-edge profile and a glass diffuser to provide soft task lighting. Housings are available in four lengths and can be linked together for row mounting using the fixture's in-line connectors or cords. (847) 451-0700. www.alkco.com.
Juno Lighting. The new 12-volt Pro Halogen Series undercabinet light fixtures reduce mounting surface temperatures and minimize heat transfer to cabinets, says the maker. Fixtures plug together for row mounting and can be used with wall dimmers or with built-in rocker switches. The light has a 1-inch profile. (847) 827-9880. www.junolighting.com.
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Meyda Tiffany. Featuring an art glass shade in a red and yellow arrowhead motif, the Pueblo Mission Inverted Ceiling Pendant hangs from up to 3 feet of chain. The pendant measures 28 inches tall and 24 inches wide. (800) 222-4009. www.meyda.com.
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The Ardee Flexible Track 12-volt lighting system is available with a variety of shading options. The track can be mounted on walls and ceilings and around corners to provide accent and ambient lighting. Track sections are available in up to 20-foot lengths and can be formed in circles, twists, and curves. (704) 482-2811. www.ardeelighting.com.
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An undercabinet supplemental task and accent lighting system, the Hide-a-Lite II system features a quartz halogen disc light that provides a high-intensity white light. The system is available in both surface mount and recessed models. (864) 599-6000. www.progresslighting.com.