Chandeliers can be used to illuminate a space above a counter or table while bringing character to a kitchen. Elegant crystals and intricate iron or brass light fixtures can easily elevate the look and feel in your kitchen. Mini-chandeliers are the perfect eye-candy accessory for kitchen nooks and breakfast bars. Unlike chandeliers, pendants do not have arms or tiers and can be grouped together easily. It is imperative that these fixtures bring out the true décor style of your kitchen because more often than not, they become the main focal point. Island lighting can also fill this decorative void by providing great task and accent lighting, with the proper dimming system of course. Other ceiling lights such as flush mount and recessed lighting stay out of the way while providing enough light to complete tasks.
Under cabinet kitchen lights can be used both for task and ambient lighting. It can eliminate shadows when preparing food and also highlight the kitchen wall backsplash. These fixtures are offered in LED sticks, halogen and xenon lamps, as well as fluorescent.
Kitchen lighting is pivotal when designing the home. It’s an all-embracing area for the family to gather, dine, play, and work. The lighting is important because it needs to achieve both task fixtures to prepare food and ambient lights to enhance the mood. Dimmers are key here because the preset control panel allows you to program each zone, allowing for instant kitchen lighting settings. Task lighting can be achieved with recessed ceiling lights, pendants, and under the cabinet lights. This kitchen lighting helps you to prepare the food, on the counters or cook on the stove. Island lights can also cast a welcoming light for hanging out or general task light when preparing food in the kitchen. Consider above the cabinet fixtures to cast warm, glowing, upward light.