Furniture lighting for the kitchen - from selection to installation

  • What types of furniture lighting for the kitchen are?
  • Types of lamps for furniture lamps
  • Design of furniture lamps
  • Creating lighting with furniture lamps
  • How to install and connect lamps

correctly Mortise lamps work as an additional light, and also play the role of expressive decor in any design.

What are the types of furniture lighting for the kitchen?

  1. Mortise( recessed) - designed for interior lighting cabinets, drawers, dressers, cupboards, as well as to illuminate the working surface. They require preliminary planning and installation even at the kitchen assembly stage.
  2. Consignments, which are mounted on external furniture facades. They are equipped with a turning mechanism and can illuminate both the inside of the headset and the tabletop. Among the advantages of such structures - ease of installation.

Furniture luminaires also differ in connection method, which is divided into contact and non-contact. The first involves the use of a separate switch located, and the contactless is activated by itself when you open the door of the cabinet or just come to the countertop( this method is considered more economical).

Types of lamps for furniture lamps

Furniture lamps can be equipped with the following types of lamps:

  • Incandescent lamps are inexpensive and familiar to everyone, they shine brightly. However, such mortise lamps should be placed at a great depth - over 70 mm, and they also get very hot during operation;
  • Halogen lamps can be used much longer - about 4000 hours, they guarantee the brightness of the light and the minimum energy consumption;

They are also heated when used, but have a heat-resistant body, so they can be placed anywhere. To install luminaires with halogen lamps, a transformer is required to convert the standard 220 watts to the required 12 watts.

  • Xenon lamps heat up slightly, but generate too bright light output - for a small kitchen space it may turn out to be too intense;
  • Fluorescent lamps have a long service life - at least 6000 hours. Luminescent light can be not only cold, but also warm. Such lamps contain mercury. They are safe to use, but require special disposal, and therefore they are not thrown into ordinary garbage cans;

Keep in mind that the longer the lamp, the brighter it gives, that is, instead of 2 short lamps, it is better to take one long one.

For sale are special "kitchen" models with roof rails as in the photo below.

  • LED lamps - completely free of harmful substances in the composition and consume a minimum of electricity. They also do not flicker when working and do not emit ultraviolet light. Indeed, their purchase may seem expensive, but in operation they fully justify the money spent.

In addition, the assortment, color and size range of LED furniture lights is very, very wide. In the kitchen you can install: LED strips, spot overhead and mortise fixtures, as well as linear ones, as in the photo below.

With the help of dimmers and rheostats, you can qualitatively adjust the intensity of the luminous flux and thus save on electricity.

Design of furniture lamps

Furniture lighting is necessary in the kitchen, not only to make the cooking process convenient, but also to decorate the kitchen. Furniture lighting, wherever it is placed, complements the ceiling lighting, making it even and soft, as the harsh shadows that the central chandelier creates become smaller.

Overhead or recessed fixtures of the yellow spectrum without the inclusion of ceiling light in the kitchen are able to create a very pleasant and cozy atmosphere.

Maximum white light is close to natural light.

Illumination of the top of the kitchen set and directional light on the ceiling will visually make the low kitchen higher.

LED strips mounted on the bottom of the kitchen create the effect of floating furniture.

Creating lighting with furniture lamps

Kitchen furniture lamps allow you to perform various types of lighting:

  • Spot, when the rays are not scattered, but directed exclusively at the countertop, shelf, stove;

  • Accent - here mortise fixtures are used that “sink” into the surface. It turns out the light that can give the space a special atmosphere, depth;

  • Decorative - color furniture lights are selected for it, the shade of which is aimed at relieving stress.

Optimal choice for the kitchen - LED fluorescent lights.

However, for the kitchen, you can use several types of luminaires at once, the installation of which will allow you to create a well-lit multifunctional space.

How to install and connect the lamps

correctly First of all, you need to decide on the design of the device, and then calculate the required number. Overhead structures are fastened directly to the furniture using fasteners, which are included in the kit.

But with the dot built-in models work a little more. So, for the work will be required:

  • Roulette or ruler for measurements;
  • Pencil or marker to mark in the right places;
  • Power Drill;
  • Crowns for metal drills, with which holes are made in the right places of furniture;
  • Screwdriver;
  • A sharp knife or side cutter needed to strip the wires.

As for the works, they are carried out in the following sequence:

  1. Apply markings to the furniture in the right places.
  2. With the help of a drill with nozzles, crowns cut holes that match the size of the lamp. Important! The diameter of the crown must fully coincide with the size of the inside of the selected model of the lighting device.
  3. The device is connected to the electrical network. To do this, the ends of the wires are stripped and connected to the terminals. After that, the clamping screws are fastened as tightly as possible.
  4. The lamp is placed in a previously prepared hole. During installation, the spring should be fastened as much as possible to the body. In this case, the mounting springs automatically straighten, pressing the device to the furniture.
  5. A lamp is screwed into the installed device.

All connection work should be carried out only when the network is de-energized - this ensures your safety.

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