I put in rope lights for under- and over-cabinet lighting, & I love them! They were inexpensive (Sunbeam brand 12 foot approx. $8; they go up to 48 feet at approx. $25. They don't have the width of flourescent, & don't show under the cabinets at all. They're a softer, prettier light (I think) than flourescent. They don't get hot (halogen will cook fruit/veg in a bowl on the countertop if under the cabinet). And, best of all--I have granite countertops, & the rope lights twinkle & reflect, & look great. I bought 1 of each--the halogen, flourescent, & rope light, & just temporary-hung them to compare, & rope light caught me. Why not try them?