Kitchen Lighting Ideas

When it comes to kitchen lighting ideas there are many more lighting choices than in the past. There is a kitchen ceiling lighting fixture to suit every taste.

Ever thought of a set of pendant lights over your kitchen island? Or how about a set of under-cabinet lights to shed some light on the countertop. Or maybe even a chandelier to give a truly amazing look and feel. Lets not forget about wall sconces that give an elegant glow as it shines up to the ceiling.

The Most Popular Kitchen Lighting Fixtures:

  • Pendant lights
    Pendant lights are a great addition to a kitchen island or peninsula. They come in many different styles to match your tastes. They also provide a nice focal point. Put it on a dimmer to lower the light output to set that perfect mood.

  • >Under cabinet lights
    Under cabinet lights can light up the dark places on a kitchen countertop, as well as give your kitchen a soft glow. No task is too much for these great lights.

  • General Lighting
    General lighting is commonly a single lighting fixture in the center of the ceiling. Having only a single source of kitchen ceiling lighting is not the fashion these days. It's not uncommon to have three or more light sources.

  • Flourescent Kitchen Lighting
    Flourescent kitchen lighting is very popular. It's not a new technology, but more designs are available today, and not like the ones in your grandmothers kitchen. The bulbs are becoming smaller and more versatile. Not only are they a green product but they will lower your energy bill. A fabulous idea for general kitchen ceiling lighting.

  • Solar Tube Lights
    Solar tube lights are inexpensive and a great way to get natural light into any room. With these units there is no need to tear apart your your entire roof; a small hole is all that is needed.

  • Recessed Lighting
    Recessed ceiling lights for general lighting are very popular and very cost effective. Install some compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and you have a real winner. CFLs cannot be dimmed though.

  • Chandeliers
    The all but forgotten chandelier has a place in the kitchen too. Set it over a kitchen table to give that special look of opulence. You could even put one of these over a kitchen island. The styles available are immense and sure to fit any decor. There is no better way to deck out a kitchen, than to get a chandelier.

  • Track Lighting For The Kitchen
    Track lighting has lost some of its luster, but there are still places, and styles, that make track lighting right at home. Rustic track lights can be quite stunning in a lodge, western, or cabin style home.

  • Wall Sconces
    Wall sconces can be set off in the distance but make a dramatic impact on the overall lighting scheme. A soft warm glow set on the ceiling will accentuate the architectural details you paid so much to get.

With all the styles, shapes, and prices out there it's hard to know where to look. Well let's start right here and see if I can give you some great ideas.

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