Bespoke Beyond Style: Types of Kitchen Lighting

22 December 2022
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Kitchen lighting is a key aspect of any kitchen design. Proper lighting can not only make a kitchen more functional, but it can also make it more inviting and welcoming. With the right lighting, a kitchen can be transformed into a space that is not only efficient for cooking and preparing meals, but also a place where friends and family can gather to socialize and spend time together. Häcker Designer Tarek Dawood explains the various types of lighting to consider when designing your kitchen. 

Task Lighting  

Task lighting is one of the most important types of lighting in a kitchen. This type of lighting is designed to provide focused light on specific areas of the kitchen, such as the counters and islands. Task lighting can be provided by a variety of sources, such as pendant lights, under-cabinet lights, and track lighting. 

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Under Cabinet Kitchen Lighting in Alvorada, Arabian Ranches

Under-cabinet lighting is a popular choice for homeowners who want to improve the functionality and appearance of their kitchen. It comes in a variety of types, including LED strip lights, puck lights, and florescent tube lights and can make a big difference in the way your kitchen looks and feels. 

Under-cabinet lighting is not a replacement for ceiling-mounted light fixtures. The ceiling lights will still be necessary for general illumination, but the under-cabinet lights will provide the focused light you need for work surfaces.  

Accent Lighting 

Accent lighting is another type of lighting that can be used in a kitchen. This type of lighting is used to highlight specific areas or features of the kitchen, such as a decorative backsplash or a piece of artwork. Accent lighting can be provided by a variety of sources, such as recessed spotlights, track lighting, or even LED strip lights. 

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  • Installing toe kick lights, or plinth lights, in your kitchen can add an extra level of warmth and practicality to your space. These lights are usually LED strips that are installed at the base of your cabinets and can be activated by sensors for your convenience. 
  • Channel lighting is a type of lighting that is installed in a channel that runs along the underside of your worktop. This type of lighting is perfect for workspaces that are lacking in natural light or have dark corners. 
  • In-cabinet lighting is an effective way to improve the look of your kitchen. With the wide variety of options available, it is easy to find the perfect fit for your space.  
  • Incorporate LED spotlights or introduce LED strip lights within each framed or frameless glass cabinets to highlight the crockery, glassware and other decorative items. The advantage of using glass shelves is that it allows light to filter and travel till the bottom shelf. You can also opt for dimmers to control the intensity of light and create a soothing ambiance in the kitchen. 

    If you are looking for a unique element to add to your contemporary kitchen design, you can illuminate the open shelves in your kitchen with LED spotlights to light up and highlight key features and favorite décor and to create a warm and inviting space where friendly and family are gathered. 
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Open Shelf Kitchen Lighting in Arabian Ranches

Ambient Lighting  

Ambient lighting provides a general, overall illumination to the entire kitchen. It can be provided by a variety of sources, such as ceiling lights, recessed lights, or even natural light from windows. 

In addition to the different types of lighting, it is also important to consider the intensity of the light in a kitchen. Too much light can make a kitchen feel overwhelming and uncomfortable, while too little light can make it difficult to see and work in the space. The right intensity of light can make a kitchen feel warm and welcoming, while also providing enough light to make the space functional. 

More than any other room in the house, the kitchen is a very task-intensive space and needs thoughtfully considered lighting. With the various types of lighting, and the endless diverse range of contemporary lighting fixtures, you can bring out the exceptional elegance of a Häcker kitchen. 

Choosing the right elements for your kitchen is easiest when you are supported by experienced kitchen designers. To learn more about creating your own bespoke German kitchen in the UAE, reach out to our designers or visit our showroom in Dubai.

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