Things have changed a lot over the years, and many of us now have the pleasure of having open plan kitchens and dining rooms or kitchen living rooms or family kitchen quarters. People want more elegance for their kitchen lighting and also a more green solution to the lighting in their home. Kitchen lighting needs to be functional, but it also needs to be attractive. There are plenty of attractive LED lights for the kitchen these days.
Spotlights are of course the most common type of lighting found in a kitchen, but there has been an increase in popularity for pendant lights, which are ideally suited if there is a dining area, kitchen island or bar area. Investment in good lighting is undoubtedly worthwhile as kitchens are the core of the house.
How we use kitchens has shifted, to be inclusive of family events they’re now much larger than in the old days. Multipurpose lighting has taken over from our parents’ utilitarian generational styles. This change has prompted everyone to revise the kind of lighting we put in our kitchen and kitchen diners.
Effective LED Lighting For Kitchens
Effective kitchen lighting consists of:
- Central LED ceiling lights.
- Integrated LED ceiling lights.
- Under cabinet/counter LED lights.
- LED kitchen wall lights
- LED Work Surface lighting
Every family’s kitchen is different. Some are large, some are small, some have country kitchens, and some are minimalistic and modern. The fundamentals of lighting kitchens remain the same. Every kitchen requires plenty of light. It’s easier to get too much light than just not enough. By dimming your lights, you can still tone down the lighting in the room to take the edge off on an evening or use lower wattage bulbs if you don’t need them to be so bright. Adding extra lights after a refit is often more costly. You can do a whole lot more if you have the chance to design your kitchen lighting scheme from scratch.
Recessed LED Spot Lights For The Kitchen
Recessed lights are a great option for lower-ceiling kitchens. The recessed lights can be uniformly spread across the ceiling, providing decent light coverage. Alternatively, they can be used in groups above or along the worktops. Some recessed light shines directly down and some you can bend a little. Some recessed lights can twist or tilt and can be useful for throwing light through a room, whitewashing interior walls with light and making an attractive feature in the room. Within the spectrum of recessed spots, there are several different variations, but to the untrained eye, they all look the same. Let’s take a look at a few:
What Is The Best Under Cabinet LED Lighting?
Adding lighting under your cabinets will take the design of your kitchen from dull to designer looking. By creating visual interest and lending ambience, it adds a new layer of light to accentuate your space. Under-cabinet light fixtures don’t need to be stylish. They just need to illuminate. How bright would you like your under-cabinet lights to be?
The Best LED Spotlights For The Kitchen
Spotlights in the kitchen are trendy for a variety of reasons. They have a sleek, industrial vibe that stands out next to their streamlined peers on the ceiling. Because of their narrow, focused beam angle, they ‘re also perfect for task lighting; so when you get down to whipping up a Michelin quality dish, all the light you need is focused in the one area you’re working in.
You might also be interested in having LED kitchen island pendant lights and kitchen wall lights which you can see on our online store.
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