By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Thursday, January 17th 2019, 10:34:39 AM.
Starting in the 1980s, recessed light fixtures became the norm for general kitchen lighting. But within the last ten years, this has started to change as people realized that the combination of the ceiling penetrations and the greater number of fixtures needed make this type of lighting potentially less efficient than either surface or pendant fixtures. Two trends have emerged since then. One is that the manufacturers have been redesigning recessed fixtures to be much more efficient.
Like LED light bars, rope lights are best used for countertop task lighting. Rope lights are also easy to install: they can be discreetly hung underneath a row of cabinets with a set of rope mounts that screw directly into the cabinetry. One of the fastest ways to give a spec kitchen new style is to swap out the standard ceiling fixture for something with a little more personality. A flush-mount fixture with decorative details — like this drum light with geometric cutouts — is a dramatic addition that only requires a few twists of a screwdriver.
For spacing, there should be 30 to 32 inches of space between an islands counter and the fixture’s lowest-hanging point, as in this kitchen featuring Hollis 4-Light Pendants. Multiply the square footage of the countertop area by 2.5 to determine how many watts of incandescent light you will need. Shown is a grouping of Wadsworth Semi Flushmounts.
An alternative great way to light up your own bar or island is with small pendant lighting. These have become a rather popular choose because they are so inexpensive. There is possibly a diverse variety to choose from. Many lighting firms offer mini pendant lighting in a variety of alternatives like chain hung, rod hung, or cord hung. Many producers have also added a broad variety of glass options. Colored glass has become a very preferred selection that can add a different seem to your kitchen.