LED Lighting for Your Kitchen

February 14, 2019

Kitchen Improvements

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LED lights have so many advantages. They are energy efficient, they save you money, require less maintenance, have brighter light, are smaller in form factor and are easy to install. So its no surprise that LED’s are being used more prominently in the home and in businesses. In the home, the kitchen is one place where LED use has really taken off. Here are some places where you can use LED lighting in the kitchen.

Under Cabinet

The latest and hottest place to use LED’s in the home is under the kitchen cabinets. In most kitchens, the area underneath the cabinets is usually dark. In particular, any counter space that is away from the window, natural light or tucked between large appliances may prove difficult, even dangerous, to use for things like cutting, chopping or measuring. By incorporating LED light strips underneath the cabinets, you light up places that were previously dark. Under cabinet lights also add ambience to your kitchen and can even add to its overall value. Lighting strips can be installed easily, usually with glue or with adhesive strips.

In Cabinet

The inside of kitchen cabinets can also be very dark. In particular, the inside of a lazy susan or drawers that are nearest the floor. You can make it easier to use these parts of your kitchen by adding LED lights to them. Its easy and cheap. You can simply buy small lights that can stick on the inside of the cabinets and drawers. Since they are battery powered, you don’t need to worry about hooking up electric either.

Overhead

Also consider the different types of overhead lighting. There are now many type of overhead lighting options that use LED’s. Choose from traditional types of lights or go for a more modern look with cool edges and glass work. LED pendant lights are also a great option for walls. Even kitchen chandeliers are becoming popular.

Recessed

This type of lighting works great in any kitchen, bringing a modern, bright look to any style. Now, you can use LED based recessed lighting. Recessed lighting is especially effective for showcasing unique and interesting architectural features of your kitchen, like a pizza oven, arched doorway or your kitchen island.

Accent

LED’s are excellent for accent lighting as well. Use them to light up shelves, glassware or under the counters. You can also use them to light up your island.

With all these ideas, there’s no reason not to use LED’s to bring more brightness in to your kitchen!