The kitchen is the heart of every home, and it is not uncommon for the modern kitchen to be a multi function room. It's obviously a place to cook and eat, but also to study, work, read and watch television. Choosing the right type of lighting needs to be considered at an early stage. The electrics have to be installed at the start of the project, before the plastering, decorating and fitting has taken place.
BLANCO Lighting Solutions
Task, feature & accessories
Good kitchen lighting can make a modest kitchen appear impressive, whilst a larger contemporary kitchen look stunning with your eye drawn to expensive features through effective lighting. The key to a successful kitchen lighting scheme is to layer the different types of lighting according to use.
Create an efficient working space with light.
Every kitchen, big or small, needs efficient task lighting. You will need this lighting wherever food preparation takes place to ensure that cooking takes place safely without shadows. BLANCO offer an extensive range in surface or recessed LED lights utilising the latest generation technology. The 'COB' (Chip on board) LED lights gives a uniform light with a wide beam angle and higher light levels. 'High Definition' range offers conventional LED's matched with an optical lens to maximise light output. All of the kits offered by BLANCO come complete with matched power supply and full instructions.
All of the LED lights offer high light outputs with long life, cool running and minimal running costs. Most are available in Warm or Cool White. Warm white LED's give a soft orange/yellow light which mirrors a traditional tungsten of halogen light source. Cool white is colder and is particularly suitable to a modern high gloss design of kitchen. Care must be given to the colour temperature of lights so they all match, for example the main ceiling lights, pendants or extractor hoods.
Surface fitted COB cabinet lighting in cool white.
Surface fitted COB cabinet lighting in warm white.
Surface fitted high definition LED light in cool white.
Surface fitted high definition LED light in warm white.
Creating an impact.
Feature lighting can draw attention to specific objects, features or shapes in a room. Careful placement of light can accentuate any object.
Using our versatile bespoke self adhesive tape can make a feature of island units. Used around the plinth line or on the underside of the work surface can give the illusion of the furniture floating. This can be used to mirror the effect on the rest of the kitchen furniture as well as in top of the cabinets as an effective wall washer. The colour changing tape can be used in the same way with the ability to pre-set and endless array of colours with the remote. This can be used to stunnung effect behind frosted glass doors.
Bespoke self-adhesive LED strip.
Create a relaxing atmosphere with bespoke LED strip around the island.
Create an impact with an illuminated glass light box.
Add a soft ambience to your kitchen with plinth lighting.
Add those little extras for maximum impact.
BLANCO offer a number of extras that can add those finishing touches to make all the difference. Remote dimming and switching, ideal for controlling different lighting zones within the kitchen for example dimming your task lighting to create some ambience whilst eating and entertaining. Clever sensor switches that allow you to activate the lights with a swipe of the hand. Illuminated light shelves and light boxes can be added for extra feature lighting along with clip on shelf lights that shine through the glass.
Ceiling lights are covered with out range of COB downlights. These use the same latest generation technology in a 10w fire and acoustically rated downlight. These are fully dimmable with a choice of colour temperatures and bezel finishes and backed with a 7 year warranty. Finally our pop-up sockets are a neat solution to putting power sockets onto an island unit. The cleaver design incorporates 3 UK sockets and 2 USB charging points and neatly slots away when not in use.
Add ambience with the simple clip on shelf light.
The infra-red sensor switch can be used under cabinets or inside to act as a sensor for internal lights.
A pull up socket solution is perfect for use with kitchen islands.