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To avoid serious injury, determine what breaker controls the electrical output to your kitchen and shut it off.
Strip back the electrical wire with a razor blade by running the razor gently down the middle of the plastic sheath coating to reveal 5 to 7 inches of wiring.
Remove the knock-out flap on the back of the shallow single gang box with pliers.
Use a drill to secure the box to the top of the cabinets, preferably in the corner so it is out of sight.
Feed the wires through the knock-out so they rest in the single gang box.
Stuff the excess wiring back into the wall. Staple the remaining wiring to the top of the cabinet for a flush finish.
Center the light fixture on the top of the cabinet and drill it down with a set of small screws.
On the light fixture itself, you will see a power cord with a two-pronged male end. Take a pair of wire cutters and cut off this male end. For this project we are going to hardwire the fixture directly to the junction box.