Kitchen is the most important place in your home as food for the entire family members is made inside your kitchen. Kitchen has to be maintained neatly or else chances are there that the entire kitchen becomes untidy within short time. In order to clean your kitchen properly what you need is perfect system for lighting your kitchen. Light is the factor that helps in seeing things clearly. A single centralized light source does not help you in seeing each & every corner of the kitchen & cabinets present in the kitchen well. Hence good lighting methods that adapt well to the lighting needs of each part of your kitchen should be used. This helps in doing the cleaning job perfectly every night and whenever needed.
Most of the cleaning job is done by you during night time. You finish cooking for the whole day and make sure that your kitchen is tidy. This is to prevent the accumulation of waste which slowly spreads infective diseases through germs. Numerous insects also start entering your kitchen (including the cockroach) as it looks for food and gets food-particles lying freely in your kitchen. Thus these food-particles that are not removed well causes increase in the factors that affect your health adversely. Get rid of such problems by having enough light during day-time and even at night for cleaning your kitchen perfectly and to place the food materials in the right place without any spilling or other flaws. This avoids germs and gathering of insects in your kitchen and assures you better health.
Now as the importance of good lighting is understood and the connection between proper lighting in kitchen & your health is understood, let us discuss how we can make sure that proper lighting is offered in a kitchen for not only facilitating cleaning purposes but also for making your cooking-job a breeze in the kitchen. 5 lighting options adapted in your kitchen helps in doing cooking & cleaning job well in your kitchen and to avoid any accidents or injury. Good Kitchen lighting not only benefits you but also benefits the health of the whole family. Go through the kitchen lighting tips given below and have a great time in your renovated kitchen after implementing the following tips.
Top 5 ways to increase the lighting when renovating your kitchen are:
- Use good bulbs suiting your specific requirements
- Use dimmers for controlling the flow of light
- Trim recessed light for perfect illumination of specific areas
- Use track lighting for channelizing general light into needed areas
- Use under-cabinet lighting for avoiding injuries while cutting vegetables
Use good bulbs suiting your specific requirements
Many varieties of bulbs are available in the market. Flood lights having beams spread to an angle of 70 degree suits general lighting requirements. For performing specific tasks and for having efficient light on specific areas you can use beam spread lights of 20 degree. Use spotlight bulb that spread a narrow beam of light for focusing light to smaller areas. Use A-type bulb if you want 360 degree beam. Understand your needs first for adapting the perfect bulb suiting your requirements well. Make sure that you note down different bulbs mentioned above in order to access the right one from the market.
Use dimmers for controlling the flow of light
Mainly three categories of lights are used in the kitchen.
- Task light – Task lights facilitates to do specific tasks.
- Accent light – It illuminates cabinets having glass fronts. It sets positive mood too.
- General light – If you want to have overall illumination then you have to go for general light.
Dimmer switch aids in forcing single light source function like all the above three light-categories. Use full light for cutting vegetables, use dimmer light for arranging things in kitchen and use dimmest light for romantic dinners.
Trim recessed light for perfect illumination of specific areas
Recessed light in your kitchen now (before kitchen renovation) will be lighting places that do not need illumination. Trim can be used to direct light to certain areas in your renovated kitchen that is deprived of any direct light. Some of the areas that can get benefitted by the trimming of recessed light are:
- Specific areas of the countertop
- Inside areas of the Kitchen cabinet
- Specific artworks that need to be highlighted
Impress your guests highly through the use of trimmed recessed light. Get benefitted immensely too.
Use track lighting for channelizing general light into needed areas
General light is not sufficient enough to light places like kitchen cabinets. Corners of the kitchen need to be illuminated well for avoiding any sudden accidents. General light can be converted into track lights that illuminate all areas well. Track light comes in various forms. Some categories of track lights are:
- Halogen (low and high voltage) track lights
- Fluorescent track lights
- Incandescent lights
Position the fixtures in such a way that enough light is directed to needed places. It is better to install them on the sides and to redirect the light into specific areas by changing the angle.
Use under-cabinet lighting for avoiding injuries while cutting vegetables
Different types of lights have to be used for making sure that your needs in the kitchen is served well. Light is definitely needed to clean the kitchen properly and to cook food well but another most important need of light is to illuminate the space under the cabinets in your kitchen. Upper cabinets block the light from falling on the kitchen countertops. This makes it very difficult to cut vegetables. Under-cabinet lights used under the upper cabinets provide needed amount of light to do the cutting job properly without any flaws & accidents. Make sure that you do your job perfectly with the help of kitchen under-cabinet lights.
Illuminate your kitchen perfectly and have a great time in your renovated kitchen that is lighted well. Time spent in your kitchen becomes a better one through the lighting arrangement done in the kitchen. Cook good and healthy food in a perfect manner with the aid of efficient lighting-system in your kitchen.