I'm redoing my kitchen and I want to add undercabinet lighting (which I don't have right now). It needs to be able to be controlled by X-10 (or otherwise via my HomeVision automation system. I'd like the lights to be dimmable, so I can include them in scenes.
Here's my problem:1) the most popular undercabinet lights - florescent - don't dim, and are potential X-10 noise sources (at least that's my somewhat dated understanding).
2) 12v Halogens don't dim well, I believe, and ar probably hot.3) 120v xenon lights DO dim, but they are HOT. I bought one to try out in my old kitchen and the inside of the kitchen cabinet gets really hot (not just a little warm). I wouldn't want to put anything sensitive to heat in the cabinets if I used these. That pretty much rules them out too.
4) The LED lighting I've seen so far is not bright enough for task lighting need in the kitchen; but then again, I haven't seen too many of these yet.
Not sure what options I have left? Any Ideas?