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.




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.



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Mark Ashton

Kitchen & Bath Designer
AKBD, CLIPP, B.A., B.A.S. (Mgmt.)

For over 25 years, Ashton Renovations has offered an innovative and professional approach to home renovations. From kitchens and baths to whole house projects, we can transform any room in your home.