Kitchen Lighting
Littman Bros |  February 22, 2010

Kitchen Lighting Ideas Centered Around Function

Whether you’re preparing meals, reading the newspaper or hanging out with family or friends, the kitchen is a constant place of activity that require sufficient lighting to accomplish everyday tasks and provide a comfortable setting.  A well construction lighting plan will transition the kitchen lighting through each activity or function.

Because kitchens are in use from the time you get up in the morning, until you go to sleep at night, you can’t always rely on natural lighting. Decorative island lighting and kitchen pendant lighting mounted in the center of a work space or above an island will provide a sufficient amount of general light and task lighting when you need it most.

For busy work areas such as the sink and stove, install track lighting or down lights mounted off the cabinets to give you extra brightness as you wash dishes or get ready for a meal.

Decorative mini pendants provide ample lighting for dining or when accompanied by a dimmer can set the mood nicely for entertaining. Mounting mini-pendants above the work surface is also an ideal way to light up a breakfast bar or counter dinettes.

The use of under cabinet lighting helps prevent shadows on the counter tops, while adding critical light to the workspace. Direct wire under cabinet lighting fixtures using xenon bulb technology are also a cost-efficient and bright lighting source for under cabinets or desk areas.