The kitchen is probably the most important room to have proper lighting design. The goal in kitchen lighting design is to create a bright working space combined with various layers of light to create ambiance. Lighting should accommodate the work and meal preparation, but also be right for entertaining and dining. From chandeliers to recessed and track lighting to sconces, the combinations and options are endless for your new kitchen.
Lighting design for larger kitchens takes thoughtful planning because it includes multiple layers of lighting to create the perfect balance between ambience and practicality. First figure out the kind of light you'll need throughout your kitchen by asking yourself these questions:
While the first and easiest thing you can do to save on light energy is to change your light bulbs from incandescent to compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), there are other ways to improve the light quality and efficiency in your home.
With the rising cost in electricity, using LED (light emitting diode) lights can save you money without sacrificing your holiday display. LED holiday lights use 10 times less energy than mini bulbs and 100 times less than traditional holiday bulbs. For outdoor lighting, consider solar powered LED lights.