Lighting

What's wrong with this kitchen lighting scheme? Can lights located in aisles cast shadow on tasks when the cook stands at the counter. Under-cabinet lights mounted against the wall cause glare. There are too few fixtures to light an island of this size. Read on for solutions that will bring better lighting to your kitchen designs.

Evidence-based design brings kitchen lighting out of the shadows

Lighting is an often underserved and underappreciated part of a remodel and is frequently just an afterthought. It’s an intangible, yet it greatly affects the environment of a home.

Achieve better lighting by avoiding these common mistakes.

Architect Doug Walter shows how to light a kitchen correctly

It turns out that old-school lighting theory doesn’t work so well in practice. Here are some more effective kitchen lighting solutions

LED lights close up

With initial cost for bulbs coming down, there just aren’t any good reasons left for not making the switch to LEDs

A sketch of some of the most common LED bulb shapes available.

Illustration: Doug Walter

A look at the most common bulb shapes available a cost comparison of bulb types over time

Progress Lighting’s Derby LED light marries Craftsman styling and LED technology

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The top interior products from the past year based on Professional Remodeler reader feedback.

Warm white LED light diffuses evenly through a snap-on frosted lens.

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