By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Thursday, January 17th 2019, 10:33:36 AM.
Plumbing and wiring can also interfere with the installation of recessed lights, particularly if your kitchen is below an upstairs bathroom. And, because recessed lights are above the face of the ceiling, they do not illuminate broad areas. It will take several of them to provide full general illumination for the average kitchen.
If your kitchen has an unfinished, insulated attic above it, the good news is that you can use the less expensive and easier-to-install recessed lights that are made to be used in new construction. The bad news is that there are additional challenges to installing these fixtures.
A recessed light housing that will be in an attic needs to be both airtight (AT) and insulation compatible (IC), so that it will not serve as an exhaust vent for your home‘s warm air during heating season, and will not become hot enough, on its outer surface, to damage any insulation that comes in contact with it. Recessed lighting fixtures that are both AT and IC are more expensive than similar fixtures that are not.
Whenever choosing a light for your own kitchen take your moment and find a light which will fit the space that your are attempting to light. You do not want to have got a light that is to above powering. But at the similar time you do not want a light that is actually undersized. One critical design aspect with lighting is that you desire it to be recognized but you really don't want it to be the overall focal stage of your own kitchen.