By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Sunday, January 20th 2019, 10:42:00 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.
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.
Recessed lights disappear into the ceiling and help preserve a sense of openness and space. Many people also prefer them because they seem to need less cleaning. They might be a good choice for those reasons, particularly if your kitchen is a finished room. Recessed lights, however, require enough open space above the ceiling for the housing to be fitted in. This means that the ceiling joists limit the locations where you can install a recessed light.
LED strips are accessible in bright white and softer yellow shades. A remote color adjust controller is available with thousands of distinctive color tones that can be set and very easily changed with the white lights.
Place strips of light within a pantry and connect the strip to the light switch. If you have got a walk-in pantry, the strips will light up all of the racks making it easier to find items at the back of a shelf.