By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:46:28 AM.
Since no single fixture will provide all the light necessary for kitchen lighting tasks, try adding layers. Use a main overhead light with layers of smaller lights placed in areas for various tasks, such as near a food prep station, over the stove and above the kitchen sink. Adding layers will also help cut down on glare.
Starting in the 1980s, recessed light fixtures became the norm for general kitchen lighting. But within the last ten years, this has started to change as people realized that the combination of the ceiling penetrations and the greater number of fixtures needed make this type of lighting potentially less efficient than either surface or pendant fixtures. Two trends have emerged since then. One is that the manufacturers have been redesigning recessed fixtures to be much more efficient.
This tube light fixture two 32-watt T8 straight tube bulbs, which are not included, and it has a white acrylic diffuser with brushed-nickel end caps. The simple silver design will look right at home in a modern kitchen, but unfortunately, it does not work with dimmer switches.