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Correct lighting in the kitchen.

Correctly selected lighting will make the kitchen more functional, expose the furniture and give the interior a unique character. Modern lighting is not only a source of light, but also an important decorative element.

When it comes to lighting, the kitchen is a very demanding room. Well when the interior is provided with a lot of natural light, but unfortunately it is not always possible. Besides, the same daylight is not enough to illuminate all the important zones in the kitchen. Especially in autumn and winter. Therefore, the kitchen uses both general lighting (ceiling) as well as additional lighting that illuminates the table and work areas.


General lighting.

Placed in the center of the room, the light source is the basic lighting of every kitchen.

It is good to think about his choice because we will use it most often and for the longest time. So we should put on bright, yet energy-saving fluorescent lamps or LEDs. It is good to plan this lighting so that the light first bounces off the ceiling. Thanks to this, we will receive soft, diffused light and avoid shadows.
Lighting workspace

The general lighting alone is not enough.

When preparing meals, we usually stand back to the main light source, covering them and worse, throwing a shadow on our workplace (worktops, hob and sink). Working in such conditions is less comfortable and dangerous because we are exposed to cuts and burns. To properly illuminate the work space, additional lighting is required. LED panels, placed in the bottom of the cabinets, should light up in bright and focused light. The effectiveness of underwater lighting will be greater if the walls above the counter are made of reflective materials such as shiny plates or glass.


Sink and hob.

It is common practice to place the sink directly at the window. This solution provides excellent daytime lighting, but does not work well after dark, because the use of additional lighting is much more difficult here. In the case of a hotplate, this problem does not occur because almost all modern eaves models have adequate lighting (although they may differ in light output).


Table lighting.

The place where we eat meals should also be adequately illuminated. Lighting can not, however, hurt the people sitting at the table (for example, through the light from the shining table). The light should evenly illuminate the entire table and have a neutral color so as not to alter the colors of the food being eaten.

Lamps illuminating the table should also harmonize with its shape. If our table is round, it is better to hang one circular lamp centrally over it. In the case of square or rectangular tables, smaller lamps will be checked, placed in one string.

Island lighting.

If the island has a heating plate, the solution is simple. The cooker hood will illuminate the entire work space. However, if the island has a sink or worktop itself, we must use spotlight or hanging lamps.

Lighting cabinets and drawers.

Modern lighting techniques allow for almost every element of the kitchen. It is very useful to use internal lighting for selected cabinets and drawers, which will illuminate their contents. The light will light up when you open the front and go out when it closes.


Decorative lighting.

The lighting of glazed windows is only a decoration, but it gives the kitchen its unique character. Perfect white or colored LEDs will work here. Another decorative type of lighting is overfill and skirting board lighting. Its purpose is to illuminate and expose the furniture.

With light better and more comfortable.

Properly lit kitchen will affect our wellbeing and facilitate the preparation or consumption of meals. Light is not only a necessary functional element, but also an interesting way to emphasize the character of the interior, which will encourage you to stay at the kitchen table even late at night.