Choosing residential kitchen lighting

Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. We work with companies and businesses across Preston, and the North West, to provide high quality, professional electrical and lighting solutions. This is our guide to everything you should know and consider when choosing residential kitchen lighting.

What are the most important considerations when choosing residential kitchen lighting?

There are several considerations to take into account when planning and installing the lighting for any residential kitchen. Getting the lighting right here is essential for functionality, practicality and safety. Some of the most important considerations include:

  • Energy efficiency- for residential properties like student accommodation, choosing an energy efficient design is important for overall costs in the long run. For the kitchen, you should consider that this is a shared space, so automatic motion sensitive lighting can be a good option, as this will turn off when the room is not in use, saving electricity that would otherwise be wasted, and helping to reduce your energy bills. LED lighting can also be a good energy saving option too, as these last longer, and use much less electricity than other types of bulb.
  • Task lighting- kitchens are one area where task lighting is important. This is because you need to be able to see clearly what you are doing, while preparing food, baking or cooking. Installing some form of adjustable task lighting can be a good idea to increase both the safety and the practicality of the space.
  • Adjustable lighting- another thing to consider is adjustable lighting. If the kitchen space will also be a shared area for your tenants to spend time together, being able to adjust the light level can be very practical.

For more information or advice, or for professional electrical design for your hotel, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.