Published at Wednesday, 20 March 2019. Kitchen Lighting. By Lumi Jarvela.
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.
You might just want to hang around the area for a late night snack while talking to someone. In this case, you do not want the obtrusive glare of a high powered direct fluorescent or incandescent light. You would want kitchen lighting that is soft and calming and therefore perfect for the night.
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