Kitchen recessed lighting highlights special kitchen collection. It creates the proper mood and atmosphere through accent lighting. Ambient and task lighting are perfect for specific kitchen activities. Installing recessed lighting in the kitchen can be performed individually or by hiring a professional contractor. In both cases it is best to check the safety and energy standard of the local area.
Prior to the installation of low voltage recessed lighting it is necessary to map the plan of the kitchen. Segregating the kitchen work areas helps in deciding the proper places for the light fixtures. An example being ambient and task lighting are suggested over kitchen counter or above the kitchen stove or the sink.
The next stage to be considered while installing recessed lighting is to plan the type of lighting. Wide angle lights are more suitable for ambient lighting while narrow beam lights are more convenient for specific activity zones like the sink or stove. The kitchen room needs to be measured for installing recessed light fixtures.
It is normally believed that for every 4 to 6 square feet of ceiling space at least one kitchen recessed lighting set should be installed. Lights can be fluorescent or HID. In kitchen light fixture, choosing the appropriate trim for recessed lighting is important as it makes a style statement. It also focuses the light which affects the quality and glare of the lighting.
In kitchen overhead lighting and for maximum flexibility, dimmer ambient lights are suggested over the center of the kitchen while over the kitchen counter there are switches to control the light reflection. When deciding on the position of recessed lamp’s placement, it is recommended to place them in the counter edges along the counters. Such fixtures eliminate the problem of one’s own shadow obstructing the path of light while working in the kitchen.
Low voltage recessed lighting is a plan wherein the light fixtures are installed directly into any hollow area or opening in the ceiling. Kitchen recessed lighting adapts to different lighting functions and essentially comprises of a frame-in and its reflector. However, there are various designs that are implemented depending on the ceiling construction, height of the joist, reflector and trim.
For best results from kitchen overhead lighting, it is advisable to opt for quality lights with counter tops having ample lighting in strategic locations during meal times to prevent accidents. The type of kitchen recessed lighting selected by the user depends on the kitchen layout, their lighting requirement and the type of look one wishes to incorporate in the kitchen.