How to Determine Where to Put Kitchen Lighting

by:DGT Lighting     2020-05-05
Kitchen lighting benefits from careful planning.Kitchen lighting planning includes coordinating several different types of fixtures and functions, including hospitality, mission lighting, and safety.Whether eat-Whether you\'re at home or not, the kitchen often becomes a social center in your home, so lighting should be welcome, with no glare.Additional efforts in lighting design provide you with a kitchen that is both practical and beautiful.Kitchen lighting is usually divided into several categories.The environment or general light covers the whole room, usually determined by a simple formula, multiplying your kitchen square foot by 1 times.5 determine the appropriate wattage.Task lighting can be installed overhead or under cabinets with the aim of providing clear visibility for specific work areas.Key lighting draws attention to areas such as dining tables, islands or breakfast bars.Decorative lighting can be added to highlight the features of the room, such as Chinese kitchen and bathroom, breakfast corner or office area.One way to start planning the lighting location of the kitchen is to draw a rough map based on the function of each area.Designers sometimes describe the effectiveness of foot fixturesCandle, the amount of light provided by a candle in one square foot of space.If you imagine a light source, it\'s still called Candela today, with 1-This light source will emit 1 feet candles or about 12 candles.57 lumens in all directions.Designers and manufacturers often use lumens to describe the total light emitted by bulbs.Lumens describe how much light the light source emits, whether it hits a surface like a wall, which can be measured with feetcandles or not.While accurate calculations may require the help of a professional, know the standard incandescent lamp 60-Watt bulbs usually emit 890 lumens;a 100-The Watt bulb emits 1,750 lumens.Checking lumen ratings is a good way to compare the approximate validity of incandescent, fluorescent, light lampsLEDs (LED) and halogen lamps.In the kitchen, the embedded lighting saves space and avoids the need to clean the hanging central ceiling fixtures.Other options include indirect lighting and flushing at the top of the wall-Install Enclosed ceiling fixtures.Use the standard formula for calculating enough ambient light.A 12-foot-by-14-For example, the area of the foot kitchen is 168 square feet.168 by 1.5 Total wattage of 252, slightly more light than 4 60-providedwatt bulbs.Of course, the actual brightness you perceive will be affected by the color of the walls and cabinets, the height of the ceiling, and other factors specific to the kitchen.Mission lighting allows you to bake cookies or fillets without being burnt or cut, so it is highly focused on specific work areas.The working mode of each kitchen is different.You can remove groceries at the counter on the left side of the sink and prepare meat and vegetables on the right.Check your precious marble pastry counter, stove and sink as a separate lighting challenge.Under-The cabinet point may be the perfect choice for baking while soffit-The installed lighting will give you the best view of the sink and your chef and grill surface will benefit from a tightly focused ceiling miniSpotlight or other rail lights.When installed in-Cabinet work light or precise position, test the configuration you plan with a flashlight.Fishing light sources can prevent glare and prevent shadows from affecting your work.A hanging coneWorking lights under shadows can provide enough light and set the right mood at the flower sink, while the contents of your pantry are clearest under fluorescent ceiling fixtures.In the kitchen, accent or decorative lights can highlight the table without providing the same clear view of the dishes in the sink.Pendant fixtures in a single or cluster can bring light and color to the kitchen area.Ceiling fan or chandelier with lightingIn addition to the rest of the room, the style fixtures have a dining area, a craft area, a home office or a breakfast corner set up.Add decorative or accent lights, visually change the size and shape of the room, illuminate the corner or create a central focus for a specific event.While lighting in any room needs to meet the needs of the day and night, the kitchen sometimes presents specific challenges.If your kitchen design emphasizes the maximum use of natural light, your lighting plan may need to respond to the large and dark areas that exist in your decor that are exposed by nightWhen developing a lighting scheme, separate switches and dimmers are used for different lighting functions to enhance their flexibility.Explore lighting fixtures and more light bulb options when planning kitchen lighting.Both embedded and non-embedded fixtures can accommodate compact fluorescent bulbs, LED bulbs, and halogen lamps.High energy use in the kitchen stimulates special efforts in energySaving technology.According to a 2005 report from the United StatesS.Department of Energy, household electricity used more than industrial and commercial use as early as 2001, and increased year by year with the use of natural gas and oil.Using energy-and money-Energy saving options when lighting the kitchen.
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