Lighting for the Long Term: A Detailed Illustration of Ideal Kitchen Lighting
Lighting designer David K. Warfel explains how to choose the right lights and lighting controls to create a safe, practical, comfortable, and healthy kitchen.
Synopsis: Lighting designer David K. Warfel explains the influence of light on our circadian rhythms, health, and moods. As we age, the right light can help reduce the risk of falls, lessen macular degeneration, and even curtail demential symptoms. In a detailed illustration of ideal kitchen lighting, Warfel enumerates the various types of lighting and its benefits to the occupant, including undercabinet, pendant, toe-kick, window, and shelf lighting. The article includes a description of smart-controlled lighting, and the options from smart switches to smart bulbs to fully integrated systems that are controlled with smart devices.
We are in the midst of a lighting design revolution. The convergence of groundbreaking science and emerging technologies is changing our ideas about light’s role in our everyday lives. We now understand how it influences our circadian rhythms, health, and mood, which is why regulating the amount and quality of light we are exposed to…