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A guide to buying kitchen ceiling lighting

The very early kitchens were similar to those of primitive humans in that it was centred around the fire pit where food was cooked. The Medieval kitchen featured an open hearth, while the Tudor kitchens had the open fireplace. The kitchen range entered the picture in Industrial Revolution, then began to grow to its present size as it is today. The kitchen is the heart of the house. Thus, choosing the proper lighting for it is important.

Semi flush and flush lighting

This lighting works well for the centre of the kitchen and acts as general lighting for the kitchen. Flush lights attach directly to the ceiling. They can be in a variety of styles which range from the traditional to modern. Since there is such a range of styles, it is possible to match them with the décor of the kitchen. Semi flush lights attach to the ceiling as well, but these lighting fixtures hang a little below it as well. Though, it is not low enough to be considered as a pendant light or chandelier. These light fixtures also come in a variety of styles which helps you to match it with the décor. Companies that carry this type of light fixtures are Universal Lighting Services, Asco Lights, Affordable Lighting, Inspiring Lighting , Homebase, and more.

Recessed lighting

Recessed lighting is very versatile. It can be used as accent lighting, general lighting, wall washing and task lighting. The recessed lights can be Energy Star, fire rated, adjustable, designer, and more. These can also work well in any kitchen, no matter what the décor is. They are discrete enough, so they don't become the focus of the kitchen. Universal Lighting Services, Asco Lights, Homebase, Sensio, Sycamore Lighting, and the Lighting Site are some of the places where you can find these types of recessed lighting.

Under the cabinet and over the cabinet

The under cabinet lighting helps to illuminate those spaces which might be cast in shadow beneath the cabinet. They can also light up the wall and show off your decorative tiling or back-splashes. The companies which sell these types of lighting are Asco Lights, Homebase, Sensio (under and over), Lighting Site (over), and Sycamore Lighting.

Pendant

The pendant light refers to a light that hangs down from the ceiling. This can include lighting chandeliers. The lights can be bowl lights, mini, round, hand-blown glass, with styles that are traditional and modern. Also included, are Island lighting, which hangs over kitchen islands, as well as pot rack lights. Companies that carry the pendant lights are Homebase, Lighting Styles, the Lighting Superstore, Geoffrey Harris and more.

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