Investing in a well-lit kitchen is a twofold boon. One, it increases quality of life. Think of it this way: When you walk around an unevenly lit kitchen, your pupils have to constantly adjust to the bright and shadowy spots. Over time this can lead to eye fatigue, headaches and an overall sense of tiredness.
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"Recessed downlighting is a fine source of accent lighting,” says Anderson, “but people need to understand that such fixtures create a triangle of light and therefore need to be spaced according to the angled spread they cast so there are no shadows.”
Whitehead notes, “This effect could also come from lighting mounted on the top of support beams that run parallel to the floor in a kitchen with pitched ceilings.”
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