Selecting the Best Lighting for Your Kitchen
January 20, 2023 22 min read

Selecting the Best Lighting for Your Kitchen

When selecting the proper lighting for your kitchen, there are a few things you need to consider. If you are renovating your current kitchen or in the process of building a new one, you should begin the lighting design process by determining how much light you need and where the light will be. Beginning the lighting design process by identifying these issues will give your kitchen a balanced look and feel.

Depending on the changes you will be making and your comfort level, you or a lighting professional may handle these updates and installations.


Whether it is a regular weeknight or if you are hosting a dinner party, when you are cooking you don't want to encounter shadows on your counter and food prep space. One way to handle this is to use recessed LED lights to provide lighting directly over your preparation area. 

Recessed LED downlights come in a variety of trim designs and color temperatures to achieve that perfect lighting design. We offer recessed downlights that install flush to the ceiling, downlights with a decorative bevel trim, and downlights with a gimbal trim for precise lighting. 

We also offer recessed downlights designed for retrofit applications, making revitalizing your kitchen easier. The can light retrofits easily install into existing can light housings, with no removal necessary. Plus, they include a plug-and-play E26 adapter, making installation as easy as screwing in a lightbulb.    

Another way to revitalize your kitchen lighting is to use Under-Cabinet lighting!

Under-cabinet lighting brightens up your countertops and adds decorative lighting to walk-in pantries. 

Achieve this look by adding flexible LED strip lights or rigid LED light bars under your cabinets. This adds lighting to your prep space and gives your kitchen a modern look. 

Utilizing under-cabinet lighting in your enclosed pantries adds useful task lighting and decorative accent lighting all in one. One way to make your pantry stand out is to install our LED Cabinet Light with a motion sensor. So, upon opening your pantry, your lights will automatically turn on.

This makes for a nice little feature, especially when you want to grab a late-night snack.


To upgrade your kitchen lighting and to make installation easy, shop our line of Complete LED Strip Kits. We offer full kits that come complete with everything you need for your own professional-grade installation. There are strip light kits that come with wireless controllers and with the ability to be controlled via smartphone or tablet. 




And we couldn’t forget to mention the area beneath your kitchen’s toe kick or island.

You could go with a single color and match the temp with the rest of your kitchen lights or use our tunable LEDs to change the temperature of the lights. These lights will definitely brighten the room and mood. 

All of these lights can help in brightening your surroundings. Try out the above lights and set the mood that you desire in your kitchen.  

We hope that this guide proved useful in helping you choose the best LED lighting for your kitchen. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our customer advocates.

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