By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Sunday, January 20th 2019, 10:43:27 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.
Interior designers will be the first to tell you that sentiment couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, lighting works best when it’s used in layers. There are three main types of indoor lighting to consider and, ideally, each room will include all of them. They are: Ambient: Also known as general lighting, ambient light fills the majority of the room and allows you to move around safely. It usually comes from recessed lighting, track lighting or wall-mounted fixtures.
If your kitchen has open shelves, add LED strip lights or puck lights to the back or underneath the shelves. This will create light to highlight objects on the shelves. When choosing your fixtures, think about the color of your kitchen. Since white reflects light, if you have a lot of white in your kitchen you may be able to lower the wattage of bulbs. But those with darker kitchen lighting may need more wattage.
The versatile strips can be located vertically as well as horizontally on the wall of a pantry as needed. The strips will also work on the ceiling and give light to items placed at the back of a shelf. The strips could be put above or below any shelf to assist in finding stored items.
The lights will also be located on the top of a cabinet or on the wall over them. The cabinets might have open shelves with no doors. The extra prime lights may help in obtaining items on high shelves.