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Lighting for the perfect dinner

Lighting for the perfect dinner

Cutting, sizzling, flavoring, enjoy - the kitchen is now more than ever the center of the house. In order to have the right light for cooking and eating, you should consider the following aspects when planning your kitchen. The kitchen is nowadays a meeting place for family and friends. Here you can jointly conjure up dishes or you can enjoy a relaxing aperitif before dinner. The family likes to gather in the kitchen for games, crafts or reading. Thus, in order for the kitchen to do justice to all these different situations, a sophisticated lighting concept is required. 

101 XL Pendant Light by Le Klint

The 101 XL is classic and modern at the same time. In spacious eat-in kitchens the cooking area is often directly connected to the living room or dining area. Thus, the guests or the whole family can be part of the action. In addition, the cook does not have to work by him/herself, but can simultaneously chat with the guests. Modern kitchens are multifunctional rooms in which practical and aesthetic requirements need to be combined: While the guests look expectantly at the steaming pots, the cook needs a good cooking light for cutting, seasonings and serving. The next morning the kitchen becomes a simple coffee bar or dining room again. Yet, here as well, every kitchen, which also serves as entertainment area, needs to fulfill certain demands with regards to design. High-quality equipment and furniture should be put in perspective. Proper lighting for stove and work areas. When planning your kitchen lighting it is advisable to think about the function of the lighting first and add decorative lights later. In any case you should make sure that there is enough basic brightness in the room. Ceiling lights or downlights are perfect. If you have not planned cutouts for recessed lighting in the ceiling while planning your house, suspended ceiling lights or wall floodlights are just as practicable. The greatest flexibility can be reached by a bus bar systems, where you can install your lights flexible and movable. Organic design in pure white emits pleasant and glare-free light from Concert P3. However, a specific feature of many kitchens is that the furniture is permanently installed in most cases. Even in kitchens with freestanding elements, at least the water and power connections are fixed points, where you can start. Stove, countertop and sink remain at their original places; they can serve as the basis of your lighting scheme. Fixed lights not only have the advantage that no cables run over countertops, floors or walls, but it also means that the outlets are available for you kitchen appliances. Downlights don't get dirty as easily as pendant or floor lamps. Furthermore, freestanding lamps take up more space. It can be quite dangerous when hot pots touch cables or floor lamps fall into the sink. Regardless of the type of general lighting, it is important that you can adjust the brightness with a dimmer to the respective situation. Especially in a live-in kitchen, you will need great brightness for cooking and subsequently a light that can be dimmed for a casual dinner. Without dimmer separately switchable lamps are alternatively conceivable, since they create a cozy atmosphere while eating or spending some time with friends over a glass of wine. You can create a pleasant atmosphere by indirectly illuminating the walls or ceiling of the room. Hazy day

Hazy Day is made of milky glass Cooking, baking and serving. You need bright and glare-free light with an illuminance of at least 500 lux above stove and working areas. Because here you cook, prepare food and handle sharp knives. The light source should not be covered by your upper body while working the result would be dangerous and create annoying shadows. Very handy are lights in the hood or on the underside of shelves or top cabinets. These built-in lights are practical and barely visible. Integrated lights make cleaning a lot easier, since only the area where the light emits must be kept clean and not an entire lamp.     Since you need very good color rendering characteristics of your lamp for cooking, halogen lamps or white LEDs are ideally suited. Fluorescent lights and energy saving lamps have an incomplete color spectrum and are therefore not suitable. You will save a lot of electricity with LED-light strips and simultaneously illuminate the entire work surface. Small lights can also be well integrated into shelves and cupboards, where they facilitate the selection of plates and glasses. For security purposes, you should look for the fire protection symbol "M" on integrated light fixtures. If you have glass cabinets with illumination or instead of a tile panel back-lit frosted glass in your kitchen, can conjure up magical lighting effects not only for romantic candlelit dinners. Senses touch The Senses touch lamp changes the light temperature with just one touch. Sleek and elegant. Cool bar atmosphere and comfortable breakfast table. For the quick coffee at your own bar or the extensive menu at the dining table, pendant lamps, whose light emission is directed mostly downwards and thus does not create any glare, are very suitable. You should place the lamp about 60 cm above the table surface. Thereby undisturbed eye contact is ensured. For different occasions you might want to choose dimmable lamps. While a large dining table is suited for expansive and expressive light objects, even a chandelier, a small number of hung pendant lamps or sleek bar lights are better suited for a breakfast bar. Due to the increased risk of fire and pollution while eating you should also pay attention to the material of the lamps: wood or paper lamps are less suited than glass, plastic, or metal lamps, because their materials are non-flammable and are easy to wipe off, in case your dinner might get a little messy after all.   Seventy seven

The design of Seventy Seven was created in 1977 and is now more trendy than ever Fruits and vegetables in delicious colors How bright it is supposed to be while eating depends on the mood, the time and the guests. Of course, the entire bandwidth between candlelight and railway station brightness is possible. The latter is not recommended, since the brightness on the table should rather improve the aesthetic appeal of the food instead of putting the faces of the guests in the limelight. But not only is the correct brightness crucial for your enjoyment, a good color rendering of the delicacies is important as well. A measure of the realistic reproduction of colors is called the Ra index. It should reach the value of 90, which can be easily achieved with halogen lamps. But even good LEDs now offer this quality. Although they are slightly more expensive, they save a lot of electricity and last practically forever. In addition, they offer completely new luminaire designs due to their small dimensions. It is critical that the type of lamp that lets you illuminate your food can be dimmable. The aspect of light color can not be ignored, because one and the same brightness can result in very different moods: a dining room, during lunch on a rainy day, illuminated with daylight white light (above 5,300 Kelvin), can change the mood of the family, while the same light color might feel uncomfortable in the evening. The human body is set to warm light colors (below 3,300 Kelvin) after dusk. To be prepared for all eventualities, several alternately operated lamps would be required. An elegant solution can, for example, be offered by combining daylight white uplights - or recessed spotlights with one or more warm white pendant lamps.

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