Radiant Lighting: How To Choose The Right Kitchen Pendants
Lighting in the kitchen can set a wonderful ambience and also offer practical illumination in your space. Pendants are great options to highlight your kitchen and offer essential lighting for tasks where you need it most. Here we share a few tips to help you choose the right lighting pendants for the kitchen.
There are a number of reasons why you would choose lighting in your kitchen. Functional illumination is an obvious reason, but the type of lighting can also work to enhance various aspects of your space. When it comes to pendant lighting, there are four main types: task, ambient, accent and decorative.
Deciding upfront what type of lighting you want in the kitchen, will help you determine your choices.
Let’s take a closer look at these four main lighting options:
Often task lighting refers to increasing illuminance to better accomplish a specific activity. In the kitchen, task lighting will help you achieve tasks such as chopping and meal preparation. As such, pendants will most likely be downward focused to help highlight the areas in which these tasks take place.
2. Ambient Lighting:
Ambient lighting typically adds gentle illumination to the whole room, and not targeted lighting. Multiple pendants in the kitchen may work best to provide the best ambient lighting in this space.
3. Accent Lighting:
Accent lighting focuses light on a particular area or object. It is often used to highlight art or other artefacts. In the kitchen, pendants may be able to highlight some of your favourite features and materials.
4. Decorative Lighting:
Decorative lighting is often defined as the ‘jewellery of architecture’. Choose kitchen pendants that offer a subtle glow to your space and make a big impression.
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