Save energy, save money
LED will soon be the only option when it comes to kitchen lighting. Have a read through the information below to understand why LED lighting is the smartest choice. Although the initial cost of an LED fitting is higher, they last over 13 times longer than Halogen, saving you money on replacement lamps. The savings you will make on electricity bills more than offsets this initial difference. Thanks to the low power consumption of LED’s you will see significant energy cost savings – meaning cheaper electricity.
Therefore, based on a kitchen having 8 under cabinet lights installed, the saving on electricity bills per year would be £70.08.
*Saving based on:
8 hours usage per day
One 20W halogen fitting costs £9.66 per year to run.
One 1.65W HD LED fitting costs £0.90 per year to run.
A saving of £8.76 per fitting per year.
Get the WOW factor
If there’s one space in the home where getting the lighting right is absolutely critical, it’s the kitchen a well specified kitchen lighting scheme can make the ordinary look, well, simply extraordinary.
It’s important to understand the differences between ‘warm white’ and ‘cool white’ LED lighting and how each interacts with different kitchen surfaces and colourways.
Produces a cosy, calming effect which complements a traditional style kitchen featuring wood surfaces and muted worktops perfectly.
Gives a more modern effect, bouncing off gloss or contemporary surfaces to create a stunning effect.
Mood lighting is used to add dimension and depth to the room in order to create an ambience. Mood lighting is generally soft and unobtrusive, used for decorative rather than functional purpose. Often the most overlooked aspect of kitchen lighting, Mood Lighting really does have the biggest impact!
Where to introduce mood lighting?
Along the plinth
Choose a spot light or flexible strip to create a relaxing atmosphere and ambience.
Above wall units
Run flexible strip lighting above wall units to up light the ceiling, adding real depth to the kitchen. Alternatively, add an over cabinet light to illuminate the door fronts.
Inside glass fronted wall units
Use a glass clip light on glass pane shelves to create a superb effect. Alternatively, place an LED spot light at the top of the unit to illuminate the glassware or crockery in the cabinet.
External shelf lighting
The LED glass box shelf is a great addition if you want to introduce subtle lighting whilst adding additional storage space.
Under worktop lighting for a handless kitchen
Use one of the LED Flexible Strips to create a stunning effect.
Create an efficient working space Task lighting does exactly as the name suggests. It is perfectly positioned to ensure the kitchen is an efficient working space for everyday tasks like food preparation. Understanding the lighting needs for your kitchen as a working space is crucial when planning your lighting scheme. Consider how you envisage using the space and where and when you will need specific light sources.
Task lighting is positioned under wall units to illuminate the worktop, giving light exactly where it is needed. However, there are two types of task lighting to consider; spot lighting & strip lighting.
LED Spot Lighting
With spot lighting we recommend using 2-3 spot lights every metre. The effect created is a coned beam.
LED Strip Lighting
Strip Lights provide a continuous run of light with no breaks to create a flood of lighting onto the worktop.
Add an element of luxury
Convenience lighting illuminates cupboards and drawers when opened, for ultimate ease of use. A beautiful added extra which brings a level of luxury to any kitchen design.
Where can I add convenience lighting?
Inside pan or cutlery drawers
Drawer Lighting is great to illuminate deep pan drawers. These LED fittings run at such a low wattage you can illuminate the full drawer stack and run from one driver. Alternatively, consider the battery powered option.
Inside wall units
Choose from battery powered or low voltage in-cabinet light fittings with an integrated PIR sensor so the light is switched on/off as the cabinet door opens/closes.
Inside a larder unit
Recess an aluminium profile with a HD Flexible Strip integrated along the front internal edge of a larder carcass, link with a PIR or IR sensor so the light comes on as the door opens.