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JANUARY JLC 1997 by Michael Poster Awell-lit work surface is an important issue in kitchen design. Since our company is responsible for both the kitchen design and the cabinet construction, the lighting layout is typically in our court. We've experimented with a number of undercabinet lighting strategies over the years and have settled on low-voltage halogen lighting as our preferred system. The light output from halogen fixtures is superior to either fluorescent strip lighting or low-voltage incandescent lighting. Halogen lamps produce a bright white light much like sunlight that is easy on the eyes and renders colors well. We use "hockey puck"-style halogen fixtures, manufactured by Hera Lighting Inc. (6659 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suite M, Norcross, GA 30092; 800/336-4372). These fixtures have