There are four types of lighting in a good kitchen:
General: with wall lights, ceiling lights, decorative lamps, etc.
The eating area: additional lighting that is soft or indirect. They create a welcoming atmosphere.
The work area: mostly direct and targeted lighting, often provided by built-in or adjustable LEDs.
The interiors of the units: ideal for highlighting your glassware and translucent objects. Effect guaranteed.
Why built-in LEDs or illuminated backgrounds? Design-to-measure right from assembly, they are almost invisible and light up the worktop perfectly. Incomparable: Once seen, never forgotten!
Tip: light sculptures the space and can completely change the atmosphere in a room. Think about light when creating your kitchen, with the help of your designer. They will have plenty of illuminating ideas.
Warm, with a yellowy hue for atmospheric lighting (between 2,200°K and 3,200°K).
Neutral, resembling daylight (between 3,200°K and 5,000°K). This is the temperature that Schmidt chooses to use with its furniture. It is perfect to light up a worktop.
Cold, with a hint of blue (more than 5,000°K). Perfect for lighting passageways, such as corridors, stairs or garages.
Tip: if you choose an extractor hood, make sure that the colour temperature is the same as that of your furniture.
Schmidt makes all their light fittings with LEDs, as there are so many advantages:
A made-to-measure lighting profile, discreetly built into your furniture.
They diffuse neutral and concentrated light that efficiently illuminates your work area (sink, worktop, etc.).
The Schmidt idea: a profile built into the interior of a unit discreetly highlights your crockery and diffuses a warm ambience through the glass doors.
A discreet square form. Perfectly fitted in the unit of your choosing in the factory, it adds a designer touch that makes a change from round spotlights. Faultless.
The multi-tasking spotlight that directs it beam to meet your needs: on the worktop when you are cooking, or indirect lighting to produce an atmosphere. Brilliant.
Fantastic bespoke LED lights… They fit in everywhere, they provide ample illumination and they hardly use any electricity. Time for a closer look at how you can incorporate LEDs into your kitchen: