Out of all of the rooms in your home, when it comes to lighting, the kitchen is the most overlooked room. The kitchen is typically one of the most used rooms in a home, so it is important that you have adequate lighting.
Kitchen lighting should provide an ambient appearance, yet be functional for tasks such as cooking and/or doing homework. Fortunately, the variety of light options from Northern Lighting helps you choose the perfect formula for great kitchen lighting.
When choosing kitchen lighting, the first step is to address the areas that require task lighting. Areas such as countertops, cooking areas, sinks and tables are best lit with lights that are bright but do not produce a shadow.
Task lights work the best when the light fixture is close to the work area. Some great options for task lighting include under cabinet lights, directional lights or spot lights.
Ambient light is general lighting used to give your kitchen illumination. Incandescent downlights are a popular choice because they provide broad and even illumination as well as a dramatic effect in the kitchen.
For direct lighting, consider installing recessed lights or pendant lights. Accent lighting is another great option for highlighting kitchen collectibles and artwork.
Light sensors are a popular choice for kitchens with multiple entrances. The sensors work by automatically turning on the kitchen lights when you enter the room from any direction, allowing you to avoid fumbling for the light switch when your arms are full.
Cabinet lights are an easy way to add a decorative look to the cabinets, while adding a sufficient amount of light for kitchen tasks, such as meal preparations. Cabinet lights typically come in mini-track systems, slender strips or small recessed disks. Cabinet lighting is typically installed under the wall cabinets, however, they can also be installed cabinets with glass fronts.
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While you may have an idea of the end result you want when it comes to the ambience and appearance of the kitchen, you may find it difficult to choose the best kitchen lighting to achieve the best results. If this is the case, it is well worth the effort to talk with an expert in the lighting industry.
The experts of Northern Lighting have the experience and knowledge to help you determine which style, shape and design of kitchen lights will suit your needs.
Contact Northern Lighting to learn more about the available options for kitchen lighting and how you can save money on kitchen lighting with our clearance dot sale. Items in our showroom with a red dot are 10 percent off, yellow dots are 20 percent off, blue dots are 30 percent off, and green dots are 40 percent off.