Kitchen Lighting Ideas
Arguably the most high traffic room in the home, kitchen lighting plans require careful planning to consider the various activities that will occur there - especially with open plan living shifting the focus to this area while entertaining.
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When planning your kitchen lighting, creating a combined kitchen lighting plan with LED downlights, surface mounted ceiling lights, track lighting, pendant lights or cabinet lighting allows you to target specific areas and alter the lighting and mood for each activity.
How to choose kitchen lighting ?
Kitchen island lighting needs to provide ample lighting for preparing meals. Depending on your preference, you can use pendant lighting for a decorative touch (that also provides targeted lighting) or go for minimal task lighting in the form of track lights or surface mounted tubular downlights
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Pendant lighting gives you the opportunity to add a decorative element to the space, which reflects your personality. The size of your kitchen (including height of ceilings), along with the length of your island bench will influence the size and number of lights you use. A row of two or three pendants is a visually appealing statement which disperses light evenly along the island. The general rule for standard 2.1m ceilings is to hang pendants around 70-80cm above the island bench. For higher ceilings you will need to raise them slightly, typically around 7-8cm for each 30cm increase in ceiling height. Most pendant light suspensions (whether on cords, chains or rods) are easily shortened by your electrician during installation, and some are able to be lengthened (please get in touch before purchase to confirm).
What is the best bulb for kitchen lighting?
For kitchens, you will want light bulbs with a high lumen output but a warm glow. Choosing LED bulbs in a warm white colour temperature (around 2700k to 3000k) provides soft and comfortable lighting with a fraction of the energy use of traditional incandescent (edison) or halogen light bulbs.
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