A basic rule of thumb when it comes to lighting a room is to layer the lighting. This consists of three categories referred to as ambient lighting, task lighting and accent lighting. Task lighting is often accomplished with reading lamps or under cabinet lights. A good example of task lighting is kitchen under cabinet lighting. Under cabinet lighting not only makes food preparation easier and less of a hassle, it also adds to the overall lighting scheme.
There are many options to choose from when deciding on lighting from a supplier like sea gull lights. Two factors to consider are the light source and fixture style.
Fluorescent â€“ This emits a bright light that is also energy efficient. They produce uniform illumination across the countertop surface.
LEDs â€“ Light emitting diodes are electronic sources of light. LEDs are quickly surpassing fluorescent as the light source of choice for under cabinet lighting. They are extremely energy efficient, longer lasting and available in decorative fixtures. A good choice would be the 12v LED under cabinet tape light Model #98682SW.
Xenon â€“ A type of incandescent bulb containing a noble gas called Xenon. The Xenon enables the bulb to operate cooler and more efficiently than fluorescent bulbs. Xenon is a popular choice because they render colors perfectly.
Linear â€“ Often called strip lights, linear lights are rectangular in shape and comes in varying lengths, heights, and widths. They offer the ability to be connected in succession providing uniform lighting across the countertop. If a light less than an inch is desired, a Xenon light strip fits the bill. Also available is an ultra-thin LED tape light, less than 1/10 of an inch thick.
Puck â€“ These are circular lights only a few inches in diameter. They are available as single lights only. They can be used to create focal points or for task lighting. There are also decorative varieties in the shape of triangles or gemstones.
When deciding on lighting, kichler under cabinet lighting has many to choose from. The Design Pro LED disc in either black or white fixtures are sure to add style and function to the kitchen. When it comes to kitchen lighting one cannot go wrong with under cabinet lights. Whether surface mounted or recessed, hardwired, plug-in or battery operated, these lights are convenient and attractive choices.