Why use under shelf lighting?
Under shelf lighting in your kitchen is a great space-saving way of adding what we call task lighting – that is lighting which allows you to do specific tasks. In the kitchen this might include cutting and chopping with sharp knives, following recipes, wiping up spillages, reading nutritional information on food packaging or serving up food onto plates. Under shelf lighting can make sure that you have appropriate illumination to carry out all your essential tasks safely and efficiently.
Under shelf lighting can also be used to create layers of light in order to build a certain atmosphere or ambience in the room. Your kitchen is one of the most important social hubs in the house and getting the atmosphere just right is really important.
Different types of under shelf lighting
Under shelf lighting comes in various different shapes and sizes, including LED downlighters, tube lighting, strip lights and plinth lights. This means that you can find a lighting solution that best fits the shape, size and design of your kitchen. One of the advantages of under shelf lighting is that the fittings can be relatively discreet if you wish them to be, or if you love the design then you can make them more of a feature in the room.
Top tips for buying under shelf lighting
When buying lighting it pays to shop with the experts. At Scotlight Direct we have a team of experts who can guide you through the process at every point, from choosing your lights to having them installed. You can contact us and we can answer all your questions about under shelf lighting, or you can read our kitchen lighting guide to give you more information about the lighting requirements of the room.