The kitchen is primarily a work area, but it is also a gathering place for family and friends. Lighting that is comfortable as well as functional is required.
Under cabinet/ Under shelf Fixtures offer both task and accent lighting. Under kitchen cabinets are designed to light a countertop. In a display cabinet they show off prized possessions. They’re used in a workshop or anywhere you need lighting right at hand. They include slim, energy-efficient fluorescents, miniature track lighting, and slim low-voltage mini-lights.
Pendants can provide both task and general lighting. They can be LED, xenon or halogen, indirect or direct lighting with shades or globes to avoid glare, and they are suspended from the ceiling over dinette tables, game tables, kitchen counters, or other work areas. The use of a dimmer control gives you the flexibility to vary the light to suit the occasion. The use of mini pendants has become very popular from both a good lighting perspective, as well as to bring together the rest of the room.
Undercabinet lighting is ideal for countertops. They should be mounted as close to the front of the cabinets as possible to avoid glare reflecting off work surfaces, such as xenon, halogen, or fluorescent. The size of the fixture will depend upon the light source you select.
Soffits and other concealed locations can also be treated effectively with these various types of lighting. These inconspicuous light fixtures will highlight you cabinetry, while adding a warm, comfortable atmosphere to your kitchen.