LED Lighting For Kitchens and Baths

LED lighting has been around for a long time, but it’s not until recently that the technology in residential lighting has been acceptable. Pricing is also no longer unreasonable.

 

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Within kitchens and bathrooms, LED lights are suitable for general lighting in potlights and task lighting in undercounter applications. They give off a crisp clear light and have advantages over other types of lights. Firstly, energy consumption is much less. Instead of using a 50 watt halogen for a potlight, a 9 watt LED can be used. As well, LED’s don’t give off a lot of heat, so when the lights come on it puts less strain on cooling in summer seasons. Lights that give off a lot of heat are not good for cabinets and can burn someone by touch when used on a fan. We now use LED’s on all our projects in Toronto where possible. Clients may pay a little more compared to xenon and halogen lights, but they achieve the same objective with less energy and heat.