Sanjit Bahra, of Design Plus Light, suggests there are some elements of lighting a designer should definitely steer clear of. “When considering cabinetry, I suggest avoiding a multitude of individual lights – it’s my bête noir of kitchen lighting!” he said. “Use striplight with a homogeneous line of light. It makes for a deeper striplight and we work closely with kitchen designers to integrate this into the cabinetry, but it makes a huge difference. There is nothing worse than sitting down to a meal (as your eye level is lower) and noticing the glare from individual light points from the under-cabinet lighting.
“There is sometimes a temptation to go for cooler light sources in a kitchen as people think that creates a brighter setting. I prefer to keep the lighting in a domestic setting to a warm white 2800K colour temperature, and achieve the feeling brightness with good lighting solutions.”
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