Often when it comes to choosing lighting for the kitchen and even other areas of your home, your first instinct might be to go with recessed lighting.
And you know what? It's not a bad way to go. In fact, recessed lighting makes for a smart lighting strategy, for numerous reasons:
- Recessed lighting can be an excellent source of ambient light (i.e. the overall illumination for a particular space).
- Good recessed lighting can give you extra flexibility when it comes to selecting accent lighting. If you already have good overall illumination thanks to your recessed lighting, then you can be "choosier" when selecting accent lighting.
- Recessed lighting offers a sleek profile since recessed lights don't protrude from the ceiling. Recessed lighting is also perfect for lower ceilings as well.
- More and more recessed lighting fixtures are available in smaller apertures, adding to the sleek profile, yet they offer similar output as larger apertures. For example, the Juno 2" LED recessed light fixture (pictured to the right) is only two inches in diameter, yet it produces the same amount of light as a 60-watt household bulb.