By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:17:17 AM.
For spacing, there should be 30 to 32 inches of space between an islands counter and the fixture’s lowest-hanging point, as in this kitchen featuring Hollis 4-Light Pendants. Multiply the square footage of the countertop area by 2.5 to determine how many watts of incandescent light you will need. Shown is a grouping of Wadsworth Semi Flushmounts.
If your kitchen has an unfinished, insulated attic above it, the good news is that you can use the less expensive and easier-to-install recessed lights that are made to be used in new construction. The bad news is that there are additional challenges to installing these fixtures.
Have a space that’s always dark, such as the back of a cabinet or pantry? Install a motion sensor that will activate a puck or LED light when the door is opened. This will help you find that pot you need, or that spice that’s hard to see in the dark cabinet. If you have recessed can lights and want an update, try recessed can converters, which are as easy as screwing in a lightbulb. This will allow you to add stylish pendants for a simple kitchen lighting makeover.