2. Puck Lights: These round, hockey-puck-shaped fixtures are popular because there are many versions of them that don't need to be hard-wired or even plugged in. Battery-operated models with LED bulbs simply stick to the underside of your cabinet. These are a great option for rental kitchens or in cases where wiring would be prohibited by expense. Before LEDs, puck lights generally had xenon bulbs, but these burn hot, making them undesirable for kitchens.
3. LED Strips: LED strips can look a lot like slim fluorescent strips, but LED bulbs have an even longer life than fluorescents. They burn cool like fluorescents, too, which is always an advantage for kitchens. This is the most expensive option, as the fixture type is relatively new and prices have yet to settle. Also, the color can be a bit cool for some tastes, so test these out in-store if you have a chance. Some models require an external transformer, which can be bulky, so look for models that don't.
4. LED Rope or Tape: These fixtures are extremely thin, making them easy to install, unlikely to get bumped as you work at your counter, and visually discreet. They don't put out as much light as the other options, so these are truly for complementing already-strong overhead kitchen lighting. LED tape is also flexible, which could come in handy in particular scenarios:
Shadow Lighting has provided each of the above types of lighting to a number of our customers so if you need some advice please give us a call at 604-372-2400.