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According to writer Matthew Teague, layers are the secret to effective kitchen lighting. A well-lit kitchen has a mix of direct (sconces, pendants, chandeliers) and indirect (undercabinet, cove) lighting . Teague offers a shorthand guide to the four ways to light a kitchen (with ambient, task, decorative, and accent lighting) and also provides examples of fixtures on the market today, including recessed lights, undercabinet lighting, pendants, chandeliers, flexible track fixtures, and wall sconces. He doesn’t skip the topic of energy-efficient lighting either.
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This article covers most of the bases when it comes to lighting a kitchen, or any room for that matter. We often use a lighting engineer for larger projects where clients want to accentuate Architectural details, in combination with ambient and task lighting. A lighting design is sometimes the most important foundation of the completed room, as nothing exists without light!