With the advances in lighting technology today, there are many different ways to light up your kitchen without resorting to the traditional overhead lighting that can prove inefficient and lead to higher electricity bills. With the advent of LED cupboard lights, strips and spotlights, there is now a wide variety of options that can be tailored to all types of needs.
One of the most popular new solutions comes in the form of strip LED cupboard lights, which can be attached to the underside of kitchen cabinets in order to illuminate work surfaces and food preparation spaces. This compares favourably to other kitchens with more traditional lighting, where shadows can mean darker conditions for preparing food.
Also known as LED tape lighting, this solution is easy to install and comes in a variety of different colours, meaning that there is something to suit everyone’s home. This kind of lighting is also particularly good for modern homes, as strip LED cupboard lights have a distinctly contemporary appearance.
Another kind of light that is popular in the kitchen is the battery operated LED downlight, which is also very practical for illuminating worktops by being attached to the underside of kitchen cabinets. These generally come in a variety of styles, from the classic circular spotlight shape to a round light embedded in a contemporary stainless steel wedge shape.
There are many difficult types of these LED cupboard lights, so those interested in decorating their home with this lighting solution should take their time to shop around to find something that suits their tastes and their needs.
One other form of kitchen cabinet lighting is the strip light which, despite the name, is distinctly different from the strip LED lights mentioned above. This option resembles a more modern version of the classic strip light that is found in offices and industrial buildings around the nation, providing a bright bar of light over a particular area.
Although the original strip light is not known for its aesthetically pleasing qualities, the newer versions of this lighting solution are much classier than the original, retaining their modern look but instead being more delicate and discrete, emitting a more pleasant light.
Like the other two types of LED cupboard lights mentioned above, strip lights can be placed on the underside of cabinets to illuminate work surfaces,and can be battery powered or plugged into the mains, depending on the preferences of the homeowner.
In all cases, it should be noted that these types of kitchen light are not only suited to installing under kitchen cabinets in order to increase the light cast onto work surfaces. They are also very convenient for lighting up the inside of your kitchen cabinets, ideal for finding what you are looking for at the back of your cupboards.
These items can also be used as downlights around kitchen cabinets at floor level in your kitchen, and this is particularly the case with tape LED lights and strip lights. Placing your light in these areas is an innovative way of lighting a room without the use of overhead lights, and is great for if there are obstacles on the floor that need illuminating.
You can also choose to invest in lighting which adds a beautiful and creative touch to your kitchen space. This looks good when you position your lights at lower levels, as mentioned above, to provide a kind of ambient lighting in a room.
For lighting your counters and worktops, it is best to remember that bright white light is the best for helping you see, so if practicality is your priority, choosing lamps that emit this colour of light is your best bet. If not, try experimenting with a variety of colours and styles to create a unique lighting combination that suits both your tastes and requirements.