Published at Friday, 15 March 2019. Kitchen Lighting. By Kaarina Kurtti.
When working on kitchen tasks, you have to pick the right lighting. No matter what you're doing, direct kitchen lighting is what you will need. Another kitchen lighting idea that you need to think about is one that can set the mood in the kitchen. Maybe you only want to hang around the kitchen area for a late night snack while talking to someone. In this case, you want lighting that is soft and calming.
The hallmark of almost all good kitchen lighting designs is the use of numerous light sources rather than relying on say just a couple of bright fluorescent strip lights. The reason is simple; kitchens are fundamentally work areas and require task lighting which typically needs to be placed between you and the items you are working with. If the main lighting in the room is located in the middle of the ceiling then you invariably find yourself working in your own shadow.
For the breakfast area a good overhead light is useful since this area is also frequently used for reading. For more kitchen lighting ideas you can consider such lighting systems as chandeliers to high-tech flexible track lighting with decorative pendants. With a dimmer switch these ceiling-hung fixtures will produce adequate task lighting for family activities. You can also lower the light for entertaining.
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