Updating old chandeliers
Needless to say, it was hard to get excited about installing fluorescent lighting.
Except for its efficiency, there’s nothing else appealing about it.
Whenever possible, the layout of the general lights should be an even pattern according to the shape of the room.
The formula for spacing kitchen lights is the same as any other room.
Thankfully, LED technology has become exceptional (and affordable), and easily meets the efficiency requirements.
When it comes to brightness, it’s not the size of the recessed light that matters. Take a look at the packaging of any light bulb or LED and you’ll find the .
Since kitchens require a higher level of brightness than most other rooms of a home, you may need a few more lights or brighter lights than you’d use in other rooms of the same size.
Here is a post plus a calculator that you can use to get an idea of the number of lights you’ll need.
Depending on the shape of your kitchen, the layout of your general lights may eliminate the need for any additional task lighting.
If it’s time to update your kitchen lights, you may be wondering what your options are.
Recessed lighting is ideal for kitchens, and it’s what you’ll find in most new homes.
For example, here in California all of the lighting we install must meet the requirements of Title-24, a set of efficiency guidelines mandated by the CEC and updated every three years.
In the past, this was very frustrating because the only type of lights that met the efficiency requirements for kitchen lights were fluorescent.