By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Monday, January 07th 2019, 10:12:28 AM.
Pendant lights have been around for a while, but that doesn’t mean there’s only one way to use them. In fact, far from it. Occasionally you need to shake things up by combining traditional design elements with new pendant light ideas. Often the results turn out better than you ever could have imagined.
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.
Pendant lights are really a specialized form of surface lights. Their great advantage is that they bring the light closer to the areas where you need good visibility. For that reason, they can also be used to provide task lighting. The judicious installation of pendant lights can provide double service, by lighting both a work island and the area around it, for example.
Lastly, there is decorative lighting. This type of kitchen lighting allows you to make the space truly your own. No matter the design of the lights, it is crucial to remember the aged adage of "less is further" with decorative lighting. Overdoing it with decorative lighting might make for a gaudy as-well as fancy appearance while a minimalist solution can take an understated refinement to the room.