By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Monday, January 07th 2019, 10:15:56 AM.
Today, many people are using a combination of different fixture types to get the illumination they want where they want it while keeping the system efficient. On the downside, while surface lights are mounted "up out of the way," they are still visible installations on the ceiling. They tend to break up the expanse, visually, more than recessed lights do. And they do require periodic cleaning because the dust on them is visible.
Cabinet lighting can be extremely practical for deep or dark cabinets, but added to glass-front cabinetry it adds a cozy, romantic vibe and highlights your best cake stands and wine glasses. While installing rope or bar lights underneath your cabinetry can be a practical choice, installing them on top of your cabinets can create an ethereal, uplit effect on the ceiling that’s purely aesthetic.
Properly placed task kitchen lighting will provide just the right illumination for tasks such as reading recipes and prepping vegetables. The best place for task lighting is between the work surface and a person’s head, so lighting placed under cabinets is ideal. And strip lights are a popular choice for this space.