Good kitchen lighting is a prerequisite for cooking delicious food and a good mood of the housewife. There are many ways to effectively and stylishly decorate a kitchen suite.
Proper lighting is important not only in terms of design, but also for human health. Placing bright lights in the working area of the kitchen reduces the load on vision, heart and nervous system, while playing with lights, using lamps of different colors helps to raise the mood.
Types of highlights and mounting features
Three types of illumination of the working area of the kitchen are most common:
- Outdoor or built-in fluorescent lighting.
- Tapes or tubes with LEDs.
- Spotlights of various designs.
Each of the types of lighting has its advantages and can be used in different variations. In some cases, the most advantageous looks combined or decorative lights.
After studying the features of each type of illumination is much easier to make the right choice, which will not have to be disappointed.
Fluorescent lamps for kitchen lighting
The cooking zone of a kitchen is often illuminated with fluorescent lamps. They are easy to install and easy to operate, while they are low cost and low energy consumption. Fluorescent lamps work for a long time, without requiring replacement. Illumination of kitchen set from luminescent lamps will look advantageously in any interior.
LED lamps are widely used and are widely used for lighting kitchen furniture due to convenient installation and a large selection of colors. They use not only the usual lighting, but also lamps with decorative elements, with which you can give the kitchen room an unusual, stylish look.
Installation of LED backlight is simple - you only need to stick it on the double-sided adhesive tape on the bottom of the table top or under the wall cabinets. Often, the LED strip is fixed on the bottom of the kitchen drawers for storing cutlery and dishes.
Advantages of LED lighting:
- Turn on speed.
The main disadvantage of the LED strip is the lack of protection from dirt, dust and water. To wash off contamination it may be necessary to remove the tape and re-glue it. Particularly susceptible to pollution tape, used as a backlight kitchen apron.
Lights under kitchen cabinets can be made using spotlights. In stores you can find spotlights with halogen lamps, which are very popular. The light of halogen lamps is close in color spectrum to sunlight. For the kitchen room using spot overhead or recessed fixtures.
Thinking through the design of the kitchen and choosing lamps, it is necessary to divide the room into several zones: a recreation area, a working area and a storage area. The cooking area should be lit more brightly.