FAQs

Is motion sensing lighting a good idea in a kitchen?

Not particularly, as there is too much activity in and out of the space to have the lights coming on and off intermittently. That said, motion sensing lighting can solve problems inside corner or deep kitchen units with no pull out features.

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How many lights should be in the kitchen?

The number of lights depends on many factors but we typically work on 6W GU10 LEDs being spaced at 800mm - 1000mm centres depending upon the height of the ceiling. Lighting should be divided into categories of feature, mood and task.

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Is pendant lighting a good idea in a kitchen?

Pendant lighting works especially well where seating is fixed. It provides a nice opportunity to add a touch of the client’s personality, or to reinforce a design theme in the living space. One of the great things about pendant lighting is that it brings the light down from the ceiling and puts it closer to

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How far apart should recessed lights be placed in a kitchen?

Each space will require consideration (such as the height of the ceiling for example) but as a general rule, 6W GU10 LEDs being spaced at 800mm - 1000mm centres gives a clean wash of light and avoids ‘dark patches’ in the room.

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What are the best recessed lights to use for a kitchen?

We have a number of styles and designs for recessed lighting and the finish and colour are a matter of personal taste. They need to be fire and acoustically rated in a domestic situation.

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What’s the difference between task and ambient lighting in kitchens?

Task lighting is generally understood as having the correct brightness to work by, so is often a focussed light or multiple lights providing the equivalent to around 100 Watts. General or Ambient lighting is a light provided to illuminate a room, for example, it was common to find two 60 Watt bulbs in pendant fittings

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What is ‘Kelvin’ in terms of lighting?

The Kelvin temperature scale was the brainchild of Belfast-born British inventor and scientist William Thomson — also known as Lord Kelvin. It is one of the three best-known scales used to measure temperature and often used as a measure of the colour temperature of light sources. Kelvin temperatures for commercial and residential lighting applications fall

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Should I use warm or cool lighting in a kitchen?

Neutral lighting actually works best in a kitchen as it’s in the middle of the kelvin scale and neither too red or blue. Warm lighting is around 2700K - 3000K and although pleasing to the eye, can often effect the apparent colour of kitchen surfaces, especially white or pale gloss doors and worktops so careful

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