By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Sunday, January 20th 2019, 10:47:27 AM.
n almost every room of the house, we use both general lighting and task lighting. One room where many of us particularly want to provide both types of lighting is the kitchen. Task lighting is the lighting we use to clearly see something we are doing. Reading lamps and desk lamps are two examples.
As pendant light fixtures have regained popularity in recent years, initially for their efficiency, they have also become more attractive. The open metal shades with a single bare bulb are still available, but fixtures with clusters of pendants are too. And there are styles ranging from Tiffany to post-modern. Many people are choosing to incorporate at least a few of these versatile fixtures into their overall design.
If your kitchen has an unfinished, insulated attic above it, the good news is that you can use the less expensive and easier-to-install recessed lights that are made to be used in new construction. The bad news is that there are additional challenges to installing these fixtures.
LED lights positioned under island or even serving counters offer an appealing glow without obvious bright lights. It shows the counter or island to its best advantage, especially if it is used for meals.
LED strips in addition come in colors for holiday decorations. The strips could work indoors or even outside since cold weather is not a problem for them.