Light Art Innovation

Kitchen lighting

Practical kitchen lighting, as well as the lightning of the working room, is very important: it should have enough light to properly illuminate all necessary cooking zones and details. Kitchen lighting is usually created from different focal glows to enhance visibility where it is needed, and from the filling light source – the luminaire.

Filling light

Since the focus is mostly made on recessed focal glowing, filling light should not be very strong, moreover, it may not even uniformly illuminate the entire space. Its purpose is to illuminate the kitchen so that people are not engulfed by darkness. But that’s not exactly the same as the kitchen lighting with LED lamps, which facilitates convenient cooking, and clearly seeing how many sprigs of dill you cut. The latter task, as has already been mentioned, is more often solved by other luminaires.

Focal glow

Kitchen lighting and colours have important interrelationship. While in other areas you can choose light somehow aesthetically enhancing the interior shades, the LED kitchen lighting must not change its colours. When cooking, it is very important to see and watch the food, to notice any variations of the food colours: does the food look like it has to? Therefore, focal glow, in particular, must be white, and must not distort the colour spectrum. Furthermore, a targeted kitchen lighting is required. Adequate light is required anywhere, where you work most, for example, at the sink, a stove, a cooking table or a countertop. Kitchen cabinet lighting can contribute to the cooking by illuminating, for instance, a line of spices, cooking utensils and other frequently used items.


However, sometimes the kitchen is connected to the living room or a dining room, and therefore pleasing aesthetic lighting it desirable. The interior designer’s efforts will not be in vain, if its created kitchen design is properly illuminated. Thus, not only the kitchen desktop lighting but also the atmosphere created by the light is important. Interior advantages are highlighted by illuminating beautiful details, deliberately creating the composition and the strategy of the use of light. However, kitchens usually have moderate style, and more practical lightning fixtures are often selected, with the shapes not causing inconvenience for work (for example, massive chandeliers on the ceiling or floor lamps near the tables may not be the best option) and fully compatible to the overall style of the room.