Bringing Integrated Lighting Into The Planning Process
Successful lighting design follows a proven process that delivers great end results.The real beauty of integrated cabinet lighting is the way it performs. The functional advantage of interior cabinet lighting is to be able to clearly see all your usable space and to display what’s inside in a stunning way. Overhead lighting rarely reaches the back of a cabinet, and a single puck light on the top of the cabinet cannot penetrate through solid shelves. This fully integrated vertical placement is preferred for frame-less cabinets.
Advantages of LED lighting
LED lights offer beautiful, controllable and discrete illumination with unlimited creative possibilities. Here are just a few of their practical advantages.
Long Lasting and Durable LED
lights have an extremely long service life, up to 25 years or 50,000 hours, dramatically reducing maintenance and replacement costs. Their strong and sturdy design makes handling easier during project construction, installation and transport.
LED lights use an impressive 90 percent less power than conventional light bulbs. They can be used to create modern residential and commercial lighting scenarios, and still be in line with the energy saving trend.
Low Heat/No UV Rays
LED lights generate almost no heat, making LED lighting systems especially suitable for displays and enclosed spaces. Since LEDs do not emit ultraviolet (UV) wavelength rays, there is less risk of fading to wood finishes, fabrics, paint and artwork.
Even with their small footprint, LED lights are bright and produce a saturated light color. They achieve full brightness as soon as they are switched on, and are fully dimmable with no buzzing or humming.
Loox LED lighting by Häfele adheres to strict testing and sorting standards that deliver the highest level of color consistency, in addition to longer diode life. This process, called binning, assures that LED lighting components will match and perform with a uniform light output.
Low heat generation is a requirement for allowing lighting in enclosed spaces. The LED UL Rating allows building inspectors to sign off on projects that use lighting in closets, cabinets and drawers.
Illuminated cabinetry has become an integral feature in our luxury kitchens whether in the form of task lighting or accent lighting to enhance the room’s ambience. The lighting in our Ken Kelly custom kitchen cabinetry offers design solutions with an unprecedented level of detail. Kitchen Designs is known throughout Long Island and NY City for providing cabinetry with a wealth of custom features designed to perfection. Call us today to discuss your dream kitchen. 516-746-3435
Laundry Room Layout Ideas
When planning the layout of the laundry room space, include as much cabinetry as possible for ample storage, a countertop folding area, good room lighting, and ideally a hanging area, a hamper area, a sink, and maybe some open shelves. You will want plenty of storage for accessories, linens, hampers, detergents, and cleaning supplies. An ideal laundry room includes room to fold clothes, iron, and store sewing and craft supplies for true convenience. Larger families often opt for a double set of washers and dryers. We also offer retractable clothes lines and hide-away ironing boards that are built into the cabinetry and then stored when not in use.