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30 Apr, 2021
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LED lighting to add warmth and ambiance to your kitchen

Traditionally, the kitchen was a defined room in the home, solely for preparing and cooking the families meals. But nowadays for many households, it’s evolved into the central hub for family get-togethers and social gatherings, and with that in mind, at DES, we’re here to help you create an atmosphere of welcoming warmth, no matter what the occasion. Our team of professionals will happily discuss your individual requirements and guide you through the many options available to you, and our electricians will safely and expertly provide a no-fuss installation.


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We Cook:

It’s important to have the perfect lighting for all your work tops when preparing and cooking food. With the applicability of the positioning and brightness of lighting being a top priority, to provide a safe and workable environment, we’ll liaise with you throughout the process, to install the best and most appropriate lighting for your explicit needs. You can use LED Spotlights to create a coned beam effect to illuminate specific work areas, or Strip Lights to provide an overall flood of light across the entire work surface.


We Entertain:

Re-setting the mood can make all the difference when transforming your kitchen from a working area into a focus of societal get-togethers, and imbuing an atmosphere of sheer exuberance, is dependable on the lighting you use. Mood lighting can add depth to a room and its furnishings with soft, unassuming lighting effects to enhance the ambiance you want to create.

  • Overhead wall lights: To illuminate the ceiling.
  • Over cabinet lights: To light up the fronts of cupboard doors.
  • Inside cabinet lights: To reflect light on glassware and tableware.
  • Plinth lights: To create a soft illuminated boarder on kickboards.

What kind of lighting you use is entirely up to you, whether that’s LED Spotlights or LED Strip Lights.


LED Spotlights:

From miniature LED’s for gentle lighting to Super-flux LEDs for maximum light emission, in the long run, they are more economic and energy-efficient than the old halogen and fluorescent spotlights, and are by far, more eco-friendly too. When working in the kitchen, using knives and other utensils, it’s safer to have brighter lighting, and if you have lots of natural light, then a slightly lower wattage bulb might be sufficient.


Examples of wattage and brightness for LED Spotlights:

  • 75 watt fluorescent light bulb = 7.5 watt LED.
  • 60 watt fluorescent light bulb = 6 watt LED.
  • 50 watt fluorescent light bulb = 5 watt LED.


LED Tape Lighting:

This is a flexible strip of numerous little LED lights, that comes in different shapes and sizes, and can be self-contained or linked to dimmer devices, to provide variable light levels, depending on the mood you wish to create. They come attached to a reel that has a controller, so you can mix and match the colours for that perfect ambiance. These efficient lights are also very economic to run.

Examples of wattage and brightness for LED tapes.

  • 5 Watt LED lighting tapes: Perfect for kickboards underneath kitchen cabinets,  giving a subtle radiant aura effect.
  • 15 Watt LED lighting tapes: Good for working lights under kitchen cabinets.
  • 20 Watt LED lighting tapes: Ideal for a brighter work surface lighting.
  • 7.5 Watt  RGB LED lighting tapes:  A combination of red, green and blue, which can be changed instantly at the touch of a button, to deliver    Feature lighting. Ideal for use as coving or plinth kitchen LED strip lighting, to produce a halo glow effect.
  • 15 Watt RGB LED lighting tapes: High-power red, green and blue feature lighting which can be mixed to produce a pure white.


You Choose / We’ll Deliver:

With many lighting options to choose from, and our electrical engineers waiting to assist you, all you have to do is call us or pop in-store, and we’ll be waiting to light up your kitchen, and your social life.

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