Kitchen Lighting Tips in the Telegraph

30.04.2013

It is notoriously difficult to achieve excellent kitchen lighting so to help you achieve this Design Director, Sally Storey, has written a page of kitchen lighting tips which appeared in the 27th April Telegraph Magazine.

A shortened version of her ten top tips for Kitchen lighting are:-

  1. Forget grids of downlights; use light only where it is required.
  2. Under-cupboard lighting is usually best for task lighting because it is well hidden and stops your shadow obscuring the worktop.
  3. Think creatively about where you put your light.
  4. Layer the light.
  5. The latest developments of LEDs means the most recent downlights, ideal for kitchen lighting, are only eight or 10w rather than 50w.
  6. If your kitchen or dining area is small, you can increase the sense of space by using directional spotlights angled towards cupboards and walls.
  7. Try to ensure that lights fitted near hobs fit flush to the wall or ceiling – making them easy to wipe clean.
  8. If using track lights, the key is to position the track so that spotlights never shine in your eye.
  9. Spots should be placed where you need the light.
  10. With glass cabinets, I prefer to light the internally.
To see the full article, containing fuller versions of these kitchen tips, click here.
For further design inspiration on kitchen lighting, click here for the kitchen lighting project showcase or here for products.