Comfort and convenience of modern apartment depends on the lighting. In addition to natural lighting, a great role in this belongs to artificial lighting. Correct lighting is not only coziness and comfort, it is the appropriate atmosphere in your home, the optimal conditions for work and rest, a good mood. To create artificial lighting apply lamps of various types and different functional purposes. With the help of lamps you can give the interior of the room a peculiar style and appearance.
For each of us, the kitchen is, first of all, the place for preparing breakfasts, lunches and dinners. This is, first of all, a cooking workshop, and then – a room for family meals. The overall light here plays only an auxiliary role, so when organizing lighting the kitchen first of all it is necessary to install lighting fixtures over the working area. It is for this purpose produce special kitchen lamps.
Lamps for the working surface of the kitchen are simple and functional. Their task is not to decorate the room, but to help the owners in the process of cooking. Therefore, the main rule when choosing lighting for the kitchen is to avoid cold shades that may give unnecessary officiality to the very “home” room of the apartment. These lighting fixtures often have flexible brackets and, of course, are protected from moisture and contaminants.
Before buying fixtures, calculate how much light above the working surface you need. The kitchen should be light, and in the cooking area – very light. If for other rooms of the apartment there is enough power of incandescent lamps of 20 watts per 1 square meter, then in the kitchen in the working area of light it will need five times more – 100 watts per square meter. It is better if there are several light sources, since the lighting above the countertop, stove and sink should be uniform and do not create shadows.
Do not forget about safety. Lamps that hang above the stove and the sink must be protected from dust and moisture. The optimal IP index here is 22. Wiring, sockets, switches should be located away from water.