Having opted for a ceiling lamp for general lighting, pay attention to the lamp power
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Who said that a chandelier in the kitchen is out of place? It’s just not for a small space.
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If the ceiling height allows, the lamps can be installed on top of wall cabinets
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It is not necessary that the “artificial sun” exist in the singular. Multiple light sources will distribute it more evenly
To achieve full illumination of the dining table, you can use an autonomous lamp. There may be several if the table is long enough.
Decorative Incandescent Bulbs:
Illuminated hood provides even illumination of the stove and sink
Fluorescent lamps have the property of high light output and low energy consumption. The best option for the kitchen
Luminaires placed around the perimeter of the ceiling visually expand the space
Luminaires on brackets can be adjusted in the direction of the luminous flux
When choosing a lamp, it is important that it fits into the overall style of the room and does not conflict with the lighting sources of other areas.
At one of the specialized exhibitions, a funny lamp for the kitchen attracted everyone’s attention
In every business
– own laws
Photo by Karen MankoOf course, the lighting standards developed by scientists are obligatory only for specialists who equip public interiors. But they can be taken into account at least as recommendations. Illumination is set in special units
As for fire safety, the requirements for it are well known: do not place in close proximity to water (less than 0.6
Another rule regarding the kitchen,
Some meter fighters close up the kitchen window to use another blank wall. Experts do not recommend doing this. It is better to place the desktop right under the window: there will be enough light, and it will be more fun for the hostess to work. The “blind” zone of the kitchen can also be when it is combined with the dining room and living room. AT
What light sources do you prefer?
When choosing a lamp for the kitchen, many prefer models with fluorescent or halogen sources. However, most types of these lamps produce a light output dominated by bluish-blue rays, which distort the color of food and cooked food.
Fluorescent lamps are attractive because their energy consumption is five times lower, and their light output is four
Halogen lamps are miniature, durable (2-6
Nikita Kulagin, architect
“The best solution
Fans of retro style can recommend a fabric, plastic or glass lampshade on a flexible spiral. By changing its vertical position, the general light can be instantly turned into an “intimate” one and vice versa.
Who said that a chandelier in the kitchen is out of place? It’s just that this solution is not for a small room. Best Option
An imitation of a window cut into the ceiling looks interesting. For this, suspended structures made of transparent materials are usually used. By the way, the “window” can really be cut through, but only in the false ceiling. AT
Appointment of general light in the kitchen
The traditional location of the lamp in the center of the kitchen is considered by many lighting designers to be an anachronism. FROM
Upon closer examination, it turns out that all these problems are not difficult to solve. For example, quite traditional ceiling lights with a frosted glass diffuser and a hole at the bottom, or directing the flow of light up to the ceiling, can easily cope with harsh shadows and uneven distribution of light. And in general, this is not a question about which it is worth breaking spears. Firstly, because lighting designers are able to offer many interesting options for organizing background lighting. BUT
“Putting” the light in the kitchen, experts proceed from the fact that this is primarily a room for cooking, and only then a place for a morning cup of coffee and a family dinner. Therefore, first of all, the problem of lighting the working area is solved, then the dining area, and the overhead light only complements various types of functional. AT
A bright path to culinary heights
A row of light bulbs under the wall cabinets directs the light directly to the work tableThe main requirement for lighting the work area
There are not so many options for organizing working lighting. The easiest and most mobile
For the work area, it is better to choose lamps with simple shapes and a smooth surface, which are easier to keep clean. This should not be neglected, because pollution can reduce the level of illumination by 10
If the working area of the kitchen is away from the wall, the sources of working lighting are placed on the ceiling. AT
Many manufacturers of kitchen equipment take care of lighting the work area. Most modern kitchen furniture is equipped with built-in lighting. Panels with a lamp, a socket for connecting household appliances, a timer and a switch are especially popular. The latest models use SoftLight technology, which allows you to smoothly adjust the intensity of the light flux. Another novelty
Today, no one is surprised by hoods equipped with lighting. Here, miniature incandescent lamps are usually used for 20-40
The interior lighting of kitchen cabinets is also becoming familiar. It is especially effective in cabinets with translucent doors, although this does not matter for lighting the working area. Some manufacturers go even further, finishing the ends of the cabinets with a material that can be saturated with light during the day, and give it in the dark in the form of a yellow, blue or turquoise glow. Arriving at such a kitchen at night, you will no longer stumble upon the sharp corner of the cabinet. Luminous borders, wall and floor tiles using LED or fiber optic technology also play a decorative and orienting role.
Inna Sokovnina, architect
Incandescent lamps gravitate towards the yellow spectrum, so the colors are somewhat distorted. The light of cheap fluorescent lamps (such as LHB, LD, LDTs) is closer to the blue and violet regions of the spectrum. The cold bluish glow also distorts the colors. At
The emission spectrum of halogen lamps is very close to that of the sun. Their bright, pure and warm light provides the most accurate color reproduction. AT
Lighting up the family meal
Perhaps lighting designers prefer the kitchen dining area to everyone else. After all, it provides much more scope for psychological and aesthetic exercises.
As in the work area, the light should be evenly distributed over the dining table top, covering its entire surface. This can be achieved by placing an autonomous lamp above the table. Or a few lamps if the table is long enough. They do not have to be placed in the same line and at the same height. Here you can give free rein to your imagination, not forgetting, however, that local lighting sources should be at least 50-60
Speaking of comfort, we will again recall the lampshade. It can be made from any translucent material. But perhaps the best
The option, when the dining table is pushed up to the wall, involves the use of sconces raised about a meter above the table top. Tall table lamps that direct light directly onto the table are also suitable. Floor lamps are also quite appropriate, the height of which is sufficient to illuminate the entire countertop. For those who lack intimacy in the dining area, low table lamps with diffused light can be recommended.
What does the market offer?
There are light sources from the best foreign manufacturers on the Russian market: OSRAM, PAULMANN, GENERAL ELECTRIC LIGHTING, PHILLIPS, SILVANIA and
Our market is filled with lamps from China, Taiwan, Poland, Turkey, UAE. As a rule, they are inferior to the products of leading Western companies both in quality and design, and therefore have the lowest price category.
The editors thank the companies AVANT, “SVETOIMPORT”, “
Source: Ideas for Your Home Magazine#1