Whether it’s preparing dinner, packing lunches, making coffee or reading the morning news, the kitchen is usually where you do the most “work.” Good lighting for your kitchen countertops makes cooking safer and easier. Recessed lighting, cabinet lights and drawer lighting can help you find what you're looking for. Our kitchen lighting comes in many different designs to suit your needs.
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Brighten your kitchen with kitchen lighting
Finding it difficult to spot the right ingredients in your dark pantry? Can’t tell if the chicken is done due to weak lights above your stove? If so, upgrading your kitchen lighting is probably a bright idea. Luckily, we have a large selection of kitchen lights to light up your home. They can brighten up your cooking, help you scavenge for snacks or just add some atmosphere to your kitchen. Let us guide you to some great kitchen lighting options.
Kitchen spotlights as task lighting or clever pantry lamps
Spotlights are a good choice for kitchen lighting, since they provide a focused and flexible light source. They are often small and lightweight, meaning they can easily be installed wherever you need them. And since they’re adjustable, they make for kitchen cabinet lighting as well as great task lighting above your kitchen work surface or stove top.
We offer regular wired kitchen spotlights that you connect to a power outlet. But we also have battery-powered ones that are easy to install wherever you need them. These are a good choice to add inside a cabinet or pantry. Because, who said only the refrigerator can have built-in lighting? When looking for your favorite snack in the dead of night, a little light in your pantry can be a life saver.
LED light strips as decorative kitchen lighting
Another versatile and useful light source for the kitchen is the LED lighting strip. These self-adhesive strips make it easy to apply under cabinet lighting over stove tops or kitchen counters. They can also be used as kitchen cabinet lighting to illuminate fine china and other decorative plates. As decorative lighting, the LED strip is very discrete since it is flat and directs the light downwards. That means it will not blind you if you look directly at it, and it won’t steal any focus from your kitchen interior. But it does add romantic little spots of light that can be a real mood setter for a romantic dinner. LED strips can also make for great integrated cabinet lighting.
Dimmable lights to set the mood
Many of our kitchen lights have another great advantage—they’re dimmable to help you adjust the mood and atmosphere for any occasion. Several of them can be connected to the TRÅDFRI driver and wireless dimmer. This lets you easily turn on, turn off and dim your lighting as needed. So there’s no need to get up when you sit down for dinner and want to change the lighting from work mode to relaxing mode.
Energy efficient for a brighter future
All of our kitchen lights use LED lighting for lower power consumption and a longer life span. This can save you money on energy as well as contribute to a better environment and brighter future.
Frequently asked questions about kitchen lighting
What type of lights are best for kitchens?
Adjustable lighting that is dimmable to help set the mood and change the atmosphere from kitchen prep to an intimate dinner. Choose kitchen lighting strips that conveniently lie under or within cabinets, or LED cabinet lights that hang directly overhead.
Are LED lights good for kitchens?
Yes, since LED lighting is crisp for task work while being soft and glare-free. With dimmable LED lighting options from IKEA, you can wirelessly adjust the mood any time.
How many lights do you need in a kitchen?
That depends on your needs and sense of style. That said, IKEA kitchen lighting is meant to help you change things up on the fly. That and being affordable and easy to install means you can light up cabinets and work surfaces all you want to see any task at hand with clarity. Once you’re ready to sit down and enjoy dinner, you can wirelessly adjust the lighting.