This is the most important room of the house together with the bathroom, it needs adequate lighting to meet your needs. Artificial lighting systems improve the functionality of the space especially if installed after an accurate and careful planning. The arrangement of the lights must be chosen in relation to the luminous intensity that you want to obtain from them and to the luminous effect that you want to produce in the space. It is absolutely important to find the right lights for the hob to allow you to do in the better way the necessary cleaning operations and to avoid unpleasant accidents. From a technical point of view it is necessary to provide a basic illumination of at least 300 lux distributed in the different work areas. Furthermore, try to avoid using unprotected devices that are sensitive to contact with liquid substances near the sinks. In general, in the kitchen area, an illumination level of 300 - 500 lux, diffused in the room in a horizontal and uniform manner, it should be provided. At least 500 lux must be provided on the work surfaces. Usually the choices to illuminate can be different, we start from the LED fixtures that surely save energy by providing a warm light for both direct and indirect light. Halogen lamps are excellent for worktops and to offer atmospheric lighting, fluorescent lamps consume 70/80% less than incandescent ones. Then there are the classic useful spotlights, you can place them under the wall units to create specific light points.
CABOCHE SOSPENSIONEDESIGN PATRICIA URQUIOLA + ELIANA GEROTTO/2005