Published at Wednesday, March 13th 2019. by Maija Halla in Kitchen Lighting.
Essentially, there are three types of kitchen lighting: Ambient, Task and Accent. Each has its own particular function to fulfill. And while you don't always need all of them at the same time, they need to be able to work both independently and as a group, when necessary.
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.
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After deciding on the look think about the areas in your kitchen you want to brighten with light. After deciding on such areas now look at the available kitchen light fixtures that can blend in with the look and style you have chosen. And while you are at it, it may be an opportune time to go for energy efficient fixtures. This will save you more money in the long run.
Most designers recommend installing a puck-shaped light device. You can add several in the space putting 30 inches apart to get rid of dark spots and shadows. Fluorescent, halogen, and xenon lights are perfect kitchen lighting idea under or at the bottoms of the cabinets.
A good plan will surely blend lighting into the architectural and decorative details of the room. A plan will help you out it investing wisely into kitchen lighting needs. If you want to go for a gradual lighting design process seeing you don't have enough budget say for example for a series of pendants over the center island or a glass chandelier at least install enough junction boxes The fixtures can then be purchased at a later date and easily added to the kitchen lighting needs.
If you use your kitchen for a variety of functions and would like to achieve different lighting effects, you would have to use a variety of lighting fixtures and elements. There is simply no way for you to achieve all that you want with just one set of fixtures. What you should do is to combine one idea with others and use different kinds of fixtures. You can also additionally have different switches for each set of lights and dimmers to help you achieve the perfect kitchen lighting effect.
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