By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Monday, January 07th 2019, 10:16:05 AM.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In order to do that, however, it's important to know what the different types of kitchen lighting are and how they are typically implemented into the design of a kitchen.