Achieving Perfect Lighting For Your Kitchen
Having an optimum lighting solution in your kitchen can make the world of difference to the way this unique space feels. Here at Asco Lights we offer design and supply services to help you achieve the perfect lighting for your kitchen.
The kitchen is an important area to consider when it comes to lighting. Due to the varied uses of the kitchen, it can be a little difficult to light but Asco Lights offers a wide range of solutions to ensure that the kitchen is lit as effectively and efficiently as possible, using a variety of products of all shapes and sizes to suit your look and style. The kitchen is a key area in a home, with this in mind, the lighting in this area has to be done correctly to avoid any dull areas where adequate task lighting is required. By taking into account the correct lighting principles your kitchen lighting will illuminate your space in a style that suits you and can considerably enhance the feel of the space.
The kitchen is a room for functionality and is used throughout the day. When designing your lighting scheme, consider the tasks you may undertake in your kitchen. Whether preparing dinner or working at a kitchen island the right lighting in the right places can really help. You’ll want lights over worktops and important task areas. For example, if you’re planning a kitchen diner, you don’t want the dining table where there isn’t going to be any light. A good level of background kitchen lighting is key, which in modern kitchens is achieved by using downlights. It is essential not to cast downlights onto the floors which leaves the worktops in darkness. The downlights should be used under cabinets so that worktops have a soft light reflecting off them. High quality LED downlights such as the Orluna Camber Adjustable Downlight would be a great choice due to its anti-glare technology and varied beam angle, making it a great choice for over kitchen worktops.
Including multiple layers of light will give you a kitchen that is functional and atmospheric. Task lighting is purely practical and should be designed to allow you to prep and cook safely. This may include ceiling downlights or under cabinet lighting. Accent lighting is used to highlight or softly light elements of the kitchen. LED strips under breakfast bars, beneath ‘floating’ kitchen islands, over wall units or illuminating shelves within cabinets can provide a great source of accent lighting. Ambient lighting or in other words, general background light, can be provided by wall and table lights, but also by your main task lighting if it’s controlled by dimmer switches. Coving lighting is a great source of indirect lighting for kitchens. Indirect LED lighting elements really create the atmosphere in a space. Indirect lighting illuminates spaces with specially designed uplighter coving to create a soft and relaxing ambience by filling in shadows with soothing light. Unlike direct lighting such as strip or pendant lights, indirect lighting is not visible. It offers a much more even distribution of light as the rays are reflected off the ceiling, wall or floor from within the coving. Whether you’re looking for mood lighting or you want to help a smaller space feel more expansive, coving lighting is a hugely effective way to enhance the architecture of any modern or traditional property.
For over 20 years, Asco Lights has been at the forefront of commercial and domestic lighting design. During that time, we’ve built a solid reputation as one of the most trusted independent lighting design companies in the UK, offering a wide range of services including design, supply and installation.Our friendly team of lighting consultants cover the entire country, providing a personalised lighting design service that is both flexible and reliable. They’re able to combine creative flair and technical knowhow to produce truly stunning results – regardless of project type, size or budget. We welcome all lighting design enquiries and promise to work in a way that suits you. Furthermore, our flexible fees ensure that you get the best value for money based on the specifics of your project.
Our Picks For the Perfect Kitchen Lighting
Sento sospeso offers total design freedom and maximum operating comfort in home and commercial settings. Emitting light from one or both sides, the stylish allrounder is perfect for use over tables, in voids or in hallways. It is a snap to operate with gesture control or the Occhio air app.
Mito volo’s full talent shines through when you interact with it. The suspended linear luminaire can be adjusted with one hand to suit any situation. It features »touchless control« right at the light source – the head of the luminaire. The colour temperature can be altered to suit the situation using »color tune«. Mito volo is also DALI-compatible (optional).
Kalis family range is so universal and flexible, that even with repetition of the same product, individuality and originality can be achieved on projects. The basic shape, which allows the creation of infinite patterns, the ability to match and its carefully designed details give Kalis the potential to become the fitting your kitchen has always needed.
Prologe is a range of surface mounted cubic downlights characterised by its compact form and deep set LED position. kreon prologe comes in two sizes to suit spacial requirements, providing a discreet yet functional solution to general or accent lighting within architecture. Finished in black for a dramatic ceiling contrast or pure white for a more harmonious integration. Prologe in-line or in-dolma set the cubic downlights accordingly either fully-recessed or semi-recessed in a tailor made extruded profile. The profile is available in black anodised or satin silver anodised.
14 is an articulated, cast glass sphere with a frosted cylindrical void that houses either a low-voltage xenon or LED lamp. Individual pendants are visually subtle, but gain an atmospheric quality when multiplied and clustered in groups.