Once you have decided on a layout and fixture type for your kitchen, it will be important to pick a temperature and rating of light that fits both your kitchen’s needs and the rest of the lighting in your home. This will help Paul Macrina Electrical Contracting implement accurate lighting and separation of the kitchen and the rest of your home.
In general, the CCT (correlated color temperature) in your home is between 2700K and 3000K, casting a warm, yellowish light that is more fitting for your living room or office. This temperature, when applied in a kitchen setting, can make perception of color difficult and, therefore, make food preparation difficult.
Keeping the CCT in your kitchen above 3000K but below 4000K will ensure you get a nice, white light that allows both perceptions of color and separation of rooms to be more pronounced. This allows under-cabinet lighting to work as a functional accent piece to your kitchen.
Your light rating falls on a scale of 0-100. The rating measures the accuracy or “light appearance” of the illuminated objects. For general kitchen use, a rating of 90+ will give you the most precise light for your kitchen tasks.
Whatever you decide is best for the look and feel of your home, this information is available from Paul Macrina Electrical Contracting in Medfield, MA.