Good lighting is one of the most important aspects of a kitchen. Artificial lights should be focused to highlight certain areas or spaces in the kitchen. So for example the breakfast table, an island, the work table or the stove must have adequate lighting. In the first three cases, pendant lamps are a viable option for thinking. In the case of stove lighting, the hanging element may be used if it is integrated with the air extractor. The pendant lamps, in addition that allow to focus the light, are also a decorative element that can play a fundamental role within all the decoration of the kitchen.
Design, lighting and hanging lamp.
Almost always when designing a space in the least that is thought is in the illumination, for that reason we are referring to the type of pendant lamp that will be used.
The point of light of the hanging lamps are located in the upper area and from it hangs a cable that holds the luminaire. The way to illuminate is from top to bottom, so you must know where to place it, since that depends on the lighting that will be in space. The height of the hanging lamp in the kitchen will depend on the area where you want to focus the light.
A very useful tip for the breakfast table is to use hanging lights, directed downwards, focusing on the table. The height at which it is advisable to place the lamp is about 30 inches. Above the table, creating an intimate and cozy circle of light.
Hanging lamps for all tastes.
In modern kitchens, you can use almost any style of hanging lamps. For general lighting of kitchen, you can use those that have the focus directed towards the ceiling, where they are reflected avoiding the shadows in the kitchen. For the work and breakfast tables, as we have said, hanging lamps are used directed directly downwards, achieving the focus of the lighting.
About the materials from which the lamps are made, they should be those that are easy to clean and thus eliminate dust and accumulation of grease, such as stainless steel, aluminum or glass or combinations of these materials.