5 COMMON LIGHTING PROBLEMS
AND HOW TO FIX THEM.
TEXT BY SAMANTHA SACKS
There’s loads of light in
my kitchen — just not
where I need it!
If your kitchen has dark patches like
this one, the experts at Halifax lighting
boutique Norman Flynn Design suggest
replacing the fluorescent under-cabinet
lights with tracks of low-voltage frosted
xenon bulbs to create continuous light
along the counter. Xenon bulbs have a
colour temperature between
incandescent and halogen but burn
cooler: they’ll light up the veggies you’re
chopping but won’t melt your butter.
Recessed halogen lights spaced
about 9" from the edge of the upper
cabinets and around 48" apart will
add some good directional lighting
on the countertops as well as on
and into the cabinets. Since there’s
no light over the island, you could
replace that stunning pot rack with
an equally show-stopping chandelier,
or add recessed lights in the ceiling
above the island.
Top: From Kitchens: A Design Source Book. Published by Ryland Peters & Small.
Photograph ©Loupe Images/James Merrell.