One of the most important stages when renovating or changing the interior of a kitchen is choosing a way to illuminate the room. This, first of all, affects the entire interior design, allows you to correctly place light accents, and also allows you to well illuminate the kitchen work surface so as not to create inconveniences in the cooking process.
Spotlights in the kitchen are increasingly used as the main source of light; they can be both an independent light source and an additional one along with the main one - a chandelier. With ceiling lights, you can also illuminate only one specific part of the kitchen, thereby making it stand out.
The most important positive quality of spotlights for the kitchen is the smooth dispersion of light, its even distribution throughout the room, while an ordinary chandelier creates shadow zones, thereby visually narrowing the kitchen space. Spotlights, on the other hand, make it visually wider.
Another important advantage is that when installing and positioning spotlights, you will have the opportunity to make electrical wiring. This will allow you to turn on the lights in the room separately, in different parts of it. So you can separately illuminate the working area of your kitchen when preparing food, or during lunch, turn off the light there, thereby visually hiding it, and illuminate the dining area of the kitchen.
In addition to ease of use, this will allow you to use electricity more economically. In addition, if you opt for LED lamps when installing ceiling spotlights, you will provide yourself with additional savings.
The obvious advantage is that you can choose exactly where to place each of these lamps, thereby you get the opportunity to play with the light and, thanks to this, visually change the space of the kitchen. So, if you want to make the room visually taller and wider, you should position them using a placement method such as pivot spots. This will give you the ability to direct the light to the most desired part of the kitchen visit.
If you have opted for such an interesting interior solution as the zoning of the kitchen space, then spotlights are just what you need! Thus, using light, you can place light accents in the kitchen and perfectly delimit the zones.
In addition, thanks to chiseled kitchen lamps with colored bulbs, you can make the design of the kitchen interior very unusual, as well as brighter and more advantageous. Another advantage of kitchen spotlights is their wide selection. Manufacturers make such lighting fixtures in a wide variety of designs, so you can easily choose the most suitable ceiling lamps for your kitchen interior. Their wide selection ensures their versatility: they perfectly complement both the classic and the most modern design of your kitchen interior. The main thing is to think over which ceiling spotlights are more suitable specifically for your kitchen.
Along with the large number of advantages of this type of lighting fixture, it should be noted that one important condition creates a certain difficulty: the placement of kitchen spotlights must be thought out in advance, it is better to do this during the repair. It should also be noted that this type of lighting fixture, in comparison with a conventional chandelier, is more difficult to install, since their installation sometimes causes some difficulties.
By the type of installation, one can distinguish such types of kitchen spotlights as mortise, overhead and pendant. Recessed ceiling kitchen lamps are considered the most popular, since they are very versatile in the type of installation, because they can be installed on any type of ceiling, even on a regular concrete ceiling. Recessed models of spotlights are distinguished by a wide range of models and colors. Designers offer interesting solutions for stylish models of different shapes and sizes. This kind of spotlights for the kitchen can be installed in different ways: they can be completely "drowned" in the surface of the ceiling, or they can be made protruding, and different lamps can act in different ways, thereby creating an interesting light game.
Recessed kitchen lamps can be installed both on suspended and suspended ceilings, and on slatted ceilings. They are fixed with wines on specialized plates. As a rule, ceiling spotlights in the kitchen are used as the main source of light, but sometimes they can also act as additional lighting, lighting a certain area of the room. Some designers suggest using them as decorative lighting.
How to choose
When choosing these lighting devices, it should be borne in mind that one such spot lamp is designed to illuminate an area of about two square meters, so it is important to think over their location correctly and calculate, based on the kitchen area, how many spotlights are needed for good and full lighting of your kitchen. Ceiling spotlights are now very safe. Such modern devices are tested for fire safety and, moreover, are completely moisture resistant. That is why they can be placed in rooms with high air humidity, such as a kitchen, in addition, they can be easily wiped off with a damp cloth or napkin.
Experts advise when buying and choosing such lighting devices to purchase and install a special rheostat complete with them, which will help you save money: this necessary device uses the energy consumed by the lamps more economically. In addition, keep in mind that if you install lamps of a more ordinary and uncomplicated shape, since such products are much easier to care for, and it seems to wipe off accumulated dust, grease or plaque from them. Experts also recommend that owners of kitchens with stretch ceilings install spotlights of a simple round shape, without sharp edges, so as not to damage the ceiling structure.
How to place correctly
If you firmly decided that spotlights in your kitchen will play the role of the main lighting, then they should be placed at intervals of about thirty to forty centimeters between each other, while it is necessary to retreat from each of the walls at a distance of twenty centimeters. If your choice fell on combining spotlights with a chandelier located in the center, then keep in mind that such a combination is designed for a smaller number of such devices, respectively, their power should also be lower. By properly positioning your spotlights, you can literally transform your kitchen space.
If you have a very small kitchen area, then you can visually expand it, thanks to the correct placement of spotlights. In this case, you should place spotlights around the entire perimeter of the room, and in order to make the kitchen visually longer, mark the fixtures along two opposite walls of the kitchen. This arrangement of ceiling lamps allows you to correctly distribute the streams of light and save the room from unnecessary shadows, and the entire kitchen as a whole, thanks to this arrangement, will be filled with soft and uniform light.
If you are the owner of a spacious kitchen with a large area, then you can arrange these lighting fixtures based on your personal wishes. The main thing is that all work areas are well and evenly lit, especially the work and dining areas. Designers offer a very convenient and versatile option: the main lighting is achieved thanks to a chandelier placed in the center, and additional lighting in the form of point kitchen lighting fixtures is placed along the edges of the kitchen along its walls. Moreover, it is better if there is a dining area under the central chandelier, in this case the spots will be illuminated on the work surface.
In addition, spotlights are an excellent solution for lighting studio apartments, because they will help to correctly zone such a room. With the advantageous placement of these lighting fixtures, you can perfectly highlight every functional area of your kitchen. If your kitchen has two-level ceilings, then kitchen spotlights are just what you need. Thanks to these lighting fixtures, you can emphasize both levels of such a ceiling, and you can turn them on separately both on one level and on the other.
Kitchen spotlights are not only very economical, but also versatile and practical. They can be very interesting to diversify the interior design of your kitchen. You can emphasize individual elements of the kitchen in this way of lighting, as well as give it an overall exclusivity and originality. These devices can perfectly illuminate the work area, which will ensure safe cooking.