Although kitchen is one of the most frequented areas in the home, the importance of kitchen lighting is often overlooked. Working in the dark is not only annoying and tiring; it can be dangerous as well. This is especially so in the kitchen, where many high risks elements such as fire and knifes are being used.
This is why it is so important to install adequate lighting in your kitchen – to make sure that the area is bright enough for activities to be conducted safely without compromising the safety of the user. However, with so many different types of kitchen lighting available in the market, the number one question for most house owners is: what type of lighting should I choose?
Types Of Kitchen Lighting
Kitchen lighting can come in many different forms and decorative styles that can help you achieve the same result. Some of these forms include pendants, chandeliers, under cabinet lights, ceiling light and fluorescent fixtures etc. However, all these different forms of kitchen lighting can be generally categorized into three types:
- Task Lighting
- Ambient Lighting
- Accent Lighting
Ambient lighting refers to the general lighting that is used to illuminate the kitchen. It is usually provided by a ceiling fixtures but if you would like to have better lighting in your kitchen, you can consider using fixtures with multiple bulbs or use multiple lights across the area.
It is also good to take into consideration of the purpose each area before choosing the type of lighting to use. If you are looking to use your island more for mingling and snacking rather than for preparation work, you can consider choosing a softer lighting instead.
Task lighting is the type of lighting that illuminates a targeted area in your kitchen when you are performing a specific job, such as cooking, washing dishes or chopping food. It is usually installed on the wall, above the work area or under the cabinets above the area.
Accent lighting is used to highlight design features or furniture in the kitchen so that more emphasis can be placed on those special areas. For example, if you have a beautiful stone or wood countertop, installing some accent lighting can help bring out the various tones of the material.
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With so many different types and options available in the market, it is important for find lighting that not only fulfills your cooking needs, but also complements your kitchen renovation and design.
To get started on your kitchen lighting installation, simply fill up the contact form on the right and our installation team (which is made up of professionals) will get into contact with you and provide you with quality services and a worry-free experience.