Effective use of pendant lighting in the kitchen
Pendant lights are an important part of all kitchens. They contribute to the light source in the kitchen and can also be focused on specific parts of the kitchen that need extra lighting. The beauty of the kitchen is also enhanced with pendant lights if used correctly.
Pendant lights come in different sizes, shapes and colors. Each type is designed to light the kitchen in a different way. They are also available in different colors to blend with the color of the kitchen. Some types fit old kitchens while others fit modern kitchens. The type of kitchen hanging used depends on the lighting style adopted.
This style is used when highlighting a specific segment of the kitchen, which is mostly the heavy work zone. The selected pendant light is one that provides minimal glare without providing adequate lighting. An example of the work zone in the kitchen is the sink used for detergent. The height of the pendant light should be about 30 – 40 inches above the sink. For people who are much taller, the height should be adjusted accordingly. The main purpose of this is to get the ceiling lamp out of the way.
Central lighting or ambient lighting
Central lighting is done to illuminate the kitchen as a whole. It sets the mood and tone of the kitchen. It should also be borne in mind that the lighting of the kitchen should blend into the entire house. Due to the lighting of the central lighting area, the used lamp light should be larger. The light source should not be an obstacle. A good rule of thumb is to hang the pendant light at a distance of 60 inches from the floor for an 8-foot ceiling. Crystal chandeliers are good light rings in the surroundings.
Extra lighting areas
For kitchens with dining areas or desks, special lighting can be applied to such areas. Nevertheless, the lighting should suit the mood of the activity devoted to such areas.
Selection of shades
Shades can be used to change the intensity and tone of the lamp. Shades reduce direct light exposure and soften its intensity. Different types of shades apply to different lighting styles. For central lighting, shimmer shades can be applied. Glass screens give your kitchen a traditional look. Transparent shades of glass reduce distracting glare. Choosing the right shade for your kitchen can go a long way in creating the desired look of your kitchen.