Important Kitchen Lighting Ideas & Details

Important Kitchen Lighting Ideas & Details

Kitchen lighting breaks down into three major categories, task lighting, ambient lighting or mood lighting.  We will go through some quick details you should add to your remodel. 

Kitchen Lighting Layered at its finest. 


Kitchen Lighting Ideas – Task Lighting

In a kitchen the most effective lighting is task lighting.  It should be directed as close to the work surface as possible.  Here in California we have to go by the Title24 Code, this code indicates the restrictions of fluorescent or led lighting in over 55% of your kitchen area.

Under cabinet lighting or under shelf lighting, lighting that is directed to the work surface such as pendants, or narrow spots with focused intensity on that work surface all contribute to a workable kitchen solution.

Kitchen Lighting Ideas – Ambient Lighting

Consider how your lighting needs change throughout the day, and how often you are working in non-daylight hours in your home kitchen space. An easy way to light your space is to address some overall Ambient lighting.  It can be the sum total of all lighting in the area—passive lighting from solar tubes, windows and ceiling mounted light fixtures. 

Kitchen Lighting Ideas – Mood Lighting

Mood lighting is achieved through having the flexibility to utilize perhaps only a few components of the overall kitchen lighting package.  Soft featured kitchen lighting  can be executed by using under cabinet lighting or pendant lights.

There are thousands of combinations to achieve great kitchen lighting results.  Give it some thought and let your light shine before you jump into your remodel. Plan it out with the right professional


Justin Wood

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