In the early years of renovation, the kitchen was not valued, so the lamp was often a simple and practical ceiling lamp.
In fact, this design is very inconvenient in later use, it is easy to see the backlight when cooking, and there are hidden safety risks.
So how to choose kitchen lighting? Today I will introduce the four precautions for the installation of kitchen lamps for everyone. I hope to help you.
1. What kind of lights should be installed in the kitchen?
Kitchen lights can be generally divided into three types: main lights, auxiliary lights, and cabinet lights.
If it is an integrated ceiling or an aluminum buckle ceiling, you can choose an embedded flat panel light to make space look more integrated and beautiful.
If the ceiling is gypsum board or latex paint, you can choose a built-in downlight or a ceiling lamp with a cover. The number can be determined according to the size of the kitchen.
Vegetable washing area: In addition to the sink and stove, all other countertops are free, which can also be used as a preparation area. When picking vegetables in the preparation area, in order to see the dishes more clearly, so install a small The lamp seems necessary.
Washing area: In the same way as above, I believe that many people are reluctant to wash vegetables in the dark environment. At the same time, in order to clean the dishes and eat more at ease, it is also inevitable to install lights in the washing area.
Cooking area: Generally, the top is equipped with a range hood, and the general range hood has its own lamps, so it is not necessary to install a separate lamp.
Under normal circumstances, if the bottom of the cabinet is an operating table or a sink, you can install lights on the bottom of the wall cabinet. Because the cabinet itself blocks the light, installing lights on these bottoms of the cabinet can solve the problem of low light.
2. The installation location of kitchen lamps
The ceiling is the most commonly used place for installing lamps. Installing lamps on the ceiling is for the purpose of overall lighting, and it is to provide a background light for the kitchen.
A hanging cabinet or a range hood is usually installed above the operation table, which will inevitably block the light, which will easily affect the operation of the housewife.
Therefore, a row of lights should be installed above the console, that is, under the wall cabinet, to effectively improve the efficiency of cooking.
In the cupboard
The design of a single light source is often not specific and bright enough for the subtleties.
For example, in a cabinet, it is difficult to see the contents in the cabinet without adding additional light sources.
It is extremely inconvenient to access things at night, so a light source should be added to the cabinet which will greatly facilitate our lives.
Built-in lights are very convenient for the kitchen. It is generally recommended to be installed above the operating table or under the wall cabinet to ensure that the lighting does not occupy additional space.
Moisture and oil resistance
Based on the functions of the kitchen, the kitchen produces a lot of oil smoke and water vapor every day, so when choosing lamps and lanterns, you must choose those that can prevent moisture or oil pollution, which not only improves our safety factor but also facilitates daily cleaning.
When choosing a kitchen lamp, you should choose the one with a simpler structure, because the kitchen is heavily oiled, and the lamps with too complicated shapes often face great cleaning difficulties.
On the contrary, the lamps with simple shapes are more likely to be favored by the kitchen because they are easier to clean.
3. the choice of kitchen lighting tones
Warm colors are a weapon to create an atmosphere. Orange lights can often give us a warm feeling, but this kind of light is dim and the brightness is not enough to meet the needs of kitchen operations.
Warm color lights are generally used in areas where brightness is not required, such as bedrooms or dining rooms.
Compared with warm tones, cold tones have sufficient brightness, and the lighting effect will be better. Because the kitchen needs brighter light when operating, the kitchen is more suitable for cold tone light sources.
4. Installation requirements of kitchen lamps
Safety of lighting installation first
When installing kitchen lamps, install the parts as far away as possible from the stove.
Do not let the gas and water vapor be directly irradiated. Installing a range hood or exhaust fan can solve this problem.
The kitchen needs a safe and convenient light switch. The lamp head is best to use bayonet type, it is easier to remove than screw bulb after light rust.
Types of lamps
Adequate lighting can improve efficiency, avoid danger, and eliminate shadows.
The lighting in the kitchen is divided into two parts, one is for the entire kitchen, and the other is for the washing area and the operating surface.
The former uses adjustable ceiling lamps, while the latter can be equipped with centralized light sources above the kitchen cabinets and workbenches, making it more convenient and safe to use.
Install projection lamp
Especially when some colored tableware is placed inside, a good effect can be achieved.
In this way, the lighting is coordinated, the light is primary and secondary, and the entire kitchen looks more spacious and the pleasure of cooking is enhanced.
Multi-level lighting system
This luminaire uses energy-saving fluorescent tubes to provide an adequate diffuse reflection of general lighting.
However, the use of such lamps alone can cause shadow effects.
Therefore, in order to improve the kitchen lighting, a multi-level lighting system composed of different lamps and light sources should be installed in the kitchen.
You can install lamps at the lowest point of the uppermost cabinet to reduce shadows during work.
Installation of incandescent lamps and fluorescent lamps
It should be installed in the front part facing the cabinet.
In this way, part of the light emitted by the lamp will be directed toward the backsplash, then reflected on the operating table, and then toward the center of the entire kitchen.
You can also install a lighting device above the cabinet for indirect lighting, which shines on the upper part of the cabinet without glare and It’s also convenient to get things.
In the lighting of the washing place and the stove, the use of a set of separate recessed downlights for energy saving can also provide sufficient work lighting.
A downlight can be installed above these two work areas while considering adding a piece of glass.
A reflector is used in front of the lamps under the cabinet to reduce the glare effect on the working surface.
You can use the common thin tube fluorescent lamps on the market, the length is considered to be 2/3 of the length of the wall-mounted cabinet.
Adjustable lighting system
When you feel the light is dim or dazzling, you can adjust it. People will also feel more comfortable and comfortable.
The color temperature of the light should be consistent with the atmosphere of the living room, or at least similar to the color temperature of other areas of the living room.
Ceiling light installation
If the height of the kitchen space reaches more than 2.7m, a transparent or translucent pendant lamp can be installed on the ceiling as a light source.
At this time, the pendant lamp can not only provide excellent lighting, but also a very good decorative product.