By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:16:52 AM.
Today, many people are using a combination of different fixture types to get the illumination they want where they want it while keeping the system efficient. On the downside, while surface lights are mounted "up out of the way," they are still visible installations on the ceiling. They tend to break up the expanse, visually, more than recessed lights do. And they do require periodic cleaning because the dust on them is visible.
General lighting is the illumination we use to light up the whole area, to help us walk around and find our way to specific areas and additional light sources. Most often, these days, general lighting is provided by overhead electrical fixtures. In the kitchen, these can be one of three types — recessed fixtures, surface fixtures, and pendant fixtures. Each has its pros and cons, and many kitchens have more than one of the types.
Reviewers love the way these pendant lights look over their kitchen islands, and many note it’s convenient that the height can be adjusted. However, you should note that the fixture cannot be mounted on a sloped ceiling, so if you have a vaulted ceiling in your kitchen, this product isn’t for you.