Kitchen lighting ideas
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How to best light your kitchen
In the kitchen, you’ll want to set the mood but also make sure you’ve got enough light for cooking. Luckily, it’s easy to have everyday practicality as well as an atmospheric ambience. If you're looking for some inspiration, here are a few ideas you can use to light up this space.
Nine ways to illuminate your kitchen
What bulbs do I need?
Is your priority reliability, brightness or energy efficiency? Take a look at which kind of bulb suits you and your kitchen’s needs.
These bulbs suit many forms of lighting in your kitchen. They are very energy efficient, so you don't need to change them as often as other bulbs.
Compared to standard bulbs, halogen bulbs burn brighter for longer. They produce a very pure, white light, which is great for illuminating cooking spaces.
These are a good choice for accent lighting, such as under-counter lights. 40 watts isn't too bright nor too dim - it's the perfect middle ground for a subtle effect.
If you've got an open-plan kitchen with an island, or a central feature like a dining table, 60-watt bulbs will light everything generously.