The kitchen, recessed spots chosen field
For general lighting in the kitchen, there is no better than one or two rows of spots recessed. They are further recommended that the kitchen is small, in order to preserve the internal volume of the room. By multiplying the sources of light, spots will limit the shadow areas and will make the warmer light. To get an amount of sufficient light, go on a slightly warm white or a light of day, with a record of 500 to 800 lumens/m2.
You can strengthen this ambient light by a light directed to the work plan. Here again, the recessed spots will do the trick perfectly. As, if the surface is reflective (e.g. waxed concrete), Adjustable spotlights placed forward will limit the risk of glare. He will have to select spots halogen or conventional LED, equipped by listofledlights of reflectors or lights with closed angles. If the location of the spots is very low, prefer the conventional LEDS that will not warm up the skull of the Cook ! Finally, a slightly warm light will ensure you a good visual comfort.
The spots in the room
The role of the recessed spots in the room is less obvious. Yet, it can also create general lighting at base of recessed spots. In this case, the only constraint is that the spots dazzle not when we lie down on the bed. A temperature of color close to the light of day (5.500 ° K) will be preferred, with a medium light output (between 200 and 400 lumens/m2). And in children’s rooms, ensure that the spots are equipped with an optical device of type glass. You can also install a built-in purposefully spotlight to illuminate for example inside a dressing room or children’s play areas.
Bathroom and built-in spots
After the kitchen, the bathroom is the other room particularly suited to the spots recessed, especially if the room is small.Two spots for small parts of water, or two rows of spots for larger; everything is achievable. The discretion of the recessed spots will bathe the room with a very comfortable light, especially if you opt for a slightly warm light. But we usually prefer a full-spectrum, more natural light for this kind of piece. You will get an amount of sufficient light from 400 to 650 lumens/m2.
You can also embed spots on part and on the other to the bathroom mirrors, concealing them behind banners (like a box of artist). For this very specific purpose, choose a hint of color rendering equal or above 90, especially if you’re putting makeup on you. If you opt for fluorescent or led spots, then hit a temperature of at least 5,500 color (K). Finally, a recessed spot may also bring a decorative touch, for example to illuminate the Interior of a shelf. In all cases, remember to check the protection class of your spots, which must be at least level IP24.
What to choose for the office and work stations?
In the office, the recessed spots can be used to compose the general lighting, but they need to be positioned carefully.Indeed, they should not be placed above the seats, to avoid falling light that would create distracting shadows. They may not dazzle. Adjustable spotlights placed along the wall, above the office, will avoid this problem. We can also prefer install them on part and on the other the office. Depending on the activity, the lighting level and quality of light vary considerably. Leave at least on of the 400 lumens/m2, with a temperature of color close to the light of day. And if you perform very specific tasks, or work on the image, remember to find a very good color rendering index (IRC of 90 and more).
The spots embedded in a corridor or a release
Recessed spotlights are ideal places of circulation. They do not encumber the ceiling, which has the consequence of not to break the perspective. Thus, the space looks bigger, which can be very important for the hallways or low ceiling. The halogen might do the trick, but we however prefer models led, for minimal power consumption . On the other hand, never use spots fluocompacts for your hallways, because they can’t stand to be often switched. If your walls are very clear, 170 lumens/m2 will be broadly sufficient. But very dark walls may require up to 350 lumens/m2. Be sure to check the directional angle of your lamps, which must be open.
Finally, if your staircase is not enough informed, you can easily fix this problem thanks to small lamps in conventional LEDS embedded at ground level. Placed on top of a walk on two, these recessed spots will be broadcast a very functional light, highlighting your staircase.