While changing lights for the entire house, Light Emitting Diodes or LEDs are one of the most energy efficient choices you have. Available in various shapes and sizes, these lights are now customized with different colors and color tones to suit the requirements of different rooms of the house. Kitchen is the place where you cook, and hence while choosing the lights for your kitchen, you need something that looks not only stylish in complement to the kitchen décor and accessories but also offers proper brightness for your culinary adventures. These light emitting diodes are the new nature-friendly light sources to be used in the kitchen. Here is why –
More Lumens, More Brightness
The kitchen should be adequately lit to make sure that the correct amount of ingredients are used for any recipe, and the cooking accessories, as well as the appliances, are clean and functional. You also need proper brightness for the sink area, and the cooking island as these are the two places where most functions take place. Unlike other incandescent lights, the LEDs are characterized by the number of Lumens (ln) that denotes brightness rather than Watts denoting energy used by the light. While producing a higher brightness and using low heat, these lights will keep your kitchen relatively cold and significantly brighter than other lights.
Durable and Cost Effective
In respect to other lights, the LED lights are built from semiconductor materials without any filament or neon gas. These lights come at smaller sizes within the epoxy enclosure, therefore are sturdier than the incandescent bulbs or other traditional light sources. You would want a lighting system that does not get affected by abrasions, exposure to oil and smoke and is not subject to break. If you are worried about the initial cost of the LEDs, be relieved that in the long run, these lights will serve you well by consuming least energy, producing least heat and offering brightest light.
Different Sizes and Different Color Tones
Instead of filters, different colored LED lighting is created by mixing two or more lights. For the kitchen, you will get LED headlamps with warmth range of 2700K to 5000K. If you want warm whitish tint, there are lights of 2700K to 3000K temperatures –this is the most popular color temperature used in kitchens. However, it is not mandatory that the entire area should have the same color temperature and for natural white tone, you can choose the 4000K to 5000K temperature lights that look as bright as daylight.
Coming to the size of the LED lighting, these are available in various sizes to fit into critical spaces like cabinets, sink, kitchen counter, etc. While the conventional bulbs or lamps need bulky fixtures, the LEDs hardly need large fixtures, and thereby, you do not have to worry about the loss of space.
Where your food is prepared, and utensils are kept, you would not want the exposure to harmful gas or materials. The LED lights are designed from non-toxic materials, which are recyclable and biodegradable. Unlike the incandescent or other traditional lighting systems, the LEDs never emit greenhouse gas or UV rays.
With all the above points, you should also remember that LEDs have around 50,000 hours or a maximum of seven years as lifespan while other lights have 1200 to 10,000 hours of lifespan.
Hence, choose the right light that saves space, money, and energy.