Why do people use kitchen lighting panels in their home? Specifically why use sky & cloud panels? There are a number of reasons for this, ranging from financial to decorative factors. Here are some of these factors along with a few reasons why this type of decorative fluorescent light panel could be of benefit to you.
Fluorescent Lighting in Kitchens
Lighting in a kitchen should be uniform for two reasons: to avoid shadows and dark areas when preparing food and for safety. Kitchens involve the use of knives and a whole host of electrical equipment that could do damage if used improperly. Even lighting is therefore important.
A traditional light bulb (eve the new kind) throws light radially from a single source, and so not only creates shadows but the level of lighting reduces severely along the widening circumference of light. You can use two or more such sources, although that does not solve the problem completely and adds to the cost of lighting your kitchen.
Fluorescent lighting tubes offer a more even light than a single traditional light bulb – even the new types of electrical lamp. However, it has been established that fluorescent lighting is not kind to the eyes, and is one of the most garish domestic light sources available today. For that reason, they are normally fitted with diffuser panels. Two or three tubes can be fitted with several panels to diffuse the light properly.
Fluorescent light diffuser panels reduce the glare, but do not eliminate it. Not only that, but they are not particularly attractive. These kitchen lighting panels can make your kitchen look like a company diner or a hospital room. You can do a lot better than that with your kitchen without appreciably changing the light levels.
Kitchen Lighting Panels
What would you like to see shining down on you from your from your kitchen ceiling? Beautiful blue sky with fluffy clouds? A view of the sky at midnight? A canopy of trees rising high above you – or perhaps just some beautiful flowers? Or perhaps an ocean sunset with fabulous warm glows of orange and yellow light?
These are all very popular forms of decorative fluorescent light panels. They come in the form of a thick polyester film that you attach to the fluorescent kitchen lighting panels you already have. The film has been printed with the type of ceiling view you prefer. Each print is a photograph, most of which have been taken by our own professional photographers.
Sky & Cloud Panels for Your Kitchen
Sky & cloud panels are particularly popular forms of kitchen lighting panels. These are images of a blue sky and white clouds. They not only add color to your kitchen ceiling, but they also heighten it – you would honestly think that you were looking up through a skylight in your ceiling to a beautiful summer day. It is difficult to think of any better form of decoration for a kitchen ceiling.
Whether you opt to use sky & cloud panels or any other form of kitchen lighting panels, they are easy to install and need little maintenance other than a wipe over now and again to keep them free of oil and dirt. You will not only make your neighbors jealous, but your kitchen will be a much more pleasant place to be in when cooking! You certainly won’t be locking your kitchen door at parties!