Published at Tuesday, 26 March 2019. Kitchen Lighting. By Kaarina Kurtti.
The typical modern kitchen lighting layout works perfectly well in terms of lighting design, but it has a couple of major drawbacks, mainly because in order to get the kind of crisp light needed in a kitchen the default option has become halogen lamps. These are hugely inefficient and operate at extremely high temperatures. Well over 90% of the electricity you pay good money for to light your kitchen is wasted as heat which itself presents a fire risk to any material located in close proximity.
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.
It should therefore be decorated not only in a utilitarian fashion but attractively as well. One of the features that can help make or break a kitchen's appearance is its lighting. Ideally a balance should be found between function and atmosphere, ensuring enough bright light is provided for safety, without being too harsh for a warm and pleasant ambiance. The following are basic kitchen lighting ideas to help find that balance, starting with the extremes.
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