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VIDEO: 5 Tips on Kitchen Lighting

In this short video Andrew delivers 5 tips you must consider when designing your next kitchen scheme. We encounter bouncing light, task and work top downlights, accent and plinth lighting. Breathe fresh inspiration into your kitchen design by using these innovative tools!

The kitchen is the heart of the home and with so many now open plan and part of a wider family room, the lighting has never been more important to get right.

In this short video Andrew gives you 5 great tips on where to start when designing your lighting scheme for a domestic kitchen.

1. Light the ceiling where you can  – bouncing light at 4000K colour temperature will lighten the space, particularly during the day

2. Areas of preparation needed higher levels of light – aiming for around 500 lux by running warm white fluorescents or strips of high output LED under wall cabinets if you have them is always successful. 

3. Downlights – are a great way to bring in much needed higher levels of illumination – so position them in line of the edge of worktops. 3000K colour temperature suits kitchens perfectly.

4. Create an accent light – consider the lower level of illumination to transform your space from more functional to atmospheric. Try adding pendants or table lights.

5. Kitchens become backdrops at night in open plan living areas – Use plinth lights  on separate circuits to use the space itself as an accent light for the family room.