By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Sunday, January 20th 2019, 10:46:48 AM.
Since no single fixture will provide all the light necessary for kitchen lighting tasks, try adding layers. Use a main overhead light with layers of smaller lights placed in areas for various tasks, such as near a food prep station, over the stove and above the kitchen sink. Adding layers will also help cut down on glare.
If a single ceiling light isn’t cutting it in your kitchen, track lighting is an excellent solution. With a single ceiling junction box, you can install a track light system that will allow you to direct light wherever you need it most. There are few lighting options that have a more dramatic, unexpected impact on your kitchen than swapping out a simple ceiling lamp for a chandelier. Don’t be afraid to go with something fancy, even in the kitchen. The simple, functional elements of your kitchen will easily balance out an elaborate chandelier.
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.
The lights could be linked just above the floor under the lower cabinets and so that soft light illuminates the floor. This aids in locating small things that might possess downed to the floor. It additionally helps in capturing the area.
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.