Considerations for effective kitchen lighting

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Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. And we work with companies and clients across a wide range of sectors to provide high quality, effective electrical solutions. This includes high quality kitchen lighting in residential and commercial properties. But what are the important considerations for effective kitchen lighting? And how can we help you achieve the right results?

What are the important considerations for effective kitchen lighting?

To make sure lighting in any kitchen is practical and visually effective, there are a number of different considerations to take into account. These include:

  • Task lighting- Installing task lighting can be a good way to improve practicality and functionality in the kitchen, allowing more illumination for specific tasks, like food preparation and baking. You should consider installing task lighting over the stove, sink, and countertops to provide sufficient illumination for these areas.
  • Ambient lighting- Ambient lighting is general lighting that provides overall illumination for the kitchen. This type of lighting can be provided by ceiling fixtures, such as pendant lights or chandeliers, or by wall sconces.
  • Accent lighting- Accent lighting is used to highlight specific areas or features in the kitchen, such as artwork or cabinetry. This can be used effectively to add visual interest and depth to the kitchen.
  • Natural lighting- Natural lighting is important for any room, as this can help to save electricity and also it can help to boost mood, sleep and general wellbeing. As a result, you should aim to make sure that there is plenty of natural light in any kitchen, and this should be complemented with electrical lighting.
  • Dimmable lighting- the most popular form of adjustable lighting is dimmable lighting.This allows the brightness of the light to be turned up or down, depending on your requirements, and it can be very effective in any kitchen.
  • Energy efficiency- choosing energy-efficient lighting, such as LED bulbs, can save energy and reduce your energy bills.

For more information or for any electrical installation, servicing, repair or maintenance, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.