Basically I want to replace the 1970's stone age fluorescent lights with something that is... well, at least 20 years younger than me. I'm replacing these bulbs constantly, and they take forver to turn on. Not only that, but the kitchen was redone with granite and I want the place to look more modern with regards to lighting. So I was thinking of getting some strips to run alog the underside of the cabinets, pretty much where they are now, but maybe adding more to fill in the gaps. In the desk pic attached I want a few stripe from the left side of the desk, to the tan brick wall. I bought two 18 inch "Portfolio" brand from Home depot and they're not bright enough for the desk, and they won't be bright enough for the rest of the kitchen either. So here I am asking if anyone has some suggestions. I want them to be hardwired - none of these battery powered LED toys.