It can be important to create a stunning, cohesive design in any room of your home and the lighting you choose will play an essential role in how everything comes together. If you don’t make the right selection, your space can end up feeling drawn in or even too stark, and as the kitchen is often the heart of the home, it can be difficult to find the right blend between form and function. This is where LED plinth lights can step into the fray as an innovative, stylish way to enhance the look and feel of your kitchen, without having to sacrifice style for performance.
What Are LED Plinth Lights?
This lighting option is designed to create a dramatic effect for rooms by illuminating the floor level. The color temperature used will define whether a space looks sleek with clean lines or more inviting, so you can tailor the ambience to meet your needs. Why not create a welcoming atmosphere with LED plinth lights, as this can be super simple while still offering significant visual impact.
The types of LED plinth lights are:
- Square LED plinth lights
- Round LED plinth lights
- LED plinth light kits
- Continuous LED lights (or strip lighting)
- Spotlight LED plinth lights
- Single colour/colour changing LED plinth lights
Why Use LED Plinth Lights?
While LED lights started out life as an aesthetic lighting solution for home decor, it quickly became apparent that there are a host of benefits to be enjoyed outside of just their decorative impact. Firstly, they are cheap to run and are an asset to energy efficiency plans, but they are also durable and versatile as they’re compact, require little to no maintenance and are resistant to extreme temperatures. As kitchens and similar spaces are often heavily used, the fact that LED plinth lights are vibration-proof, shockproof and long-lasting makes them ideal lighting solutions. You can create a safe yet welcoming atmosphere that will even suit families with small children and pets, as they are also typically cool to the touch.
An additional benefit is that LED lights can be used to create some worthwhile visual dimension in rooms that often suffer from either poor or too stark lighting – and can compliment the more diffused ambience of ceiling lights while softening the impact of fluorescent bulbs on the eye.
How to Choose the Right LED Plinth Lights
As there are plenty of LED plinth lights on offer, it can be important to take some time to think about the needs of your room before making a purchase. Here are some top tips:
- Go for warmer colour tones when you want to create a more welcoming atmosphere and cooler ones for a more modern feel
- Strip lighting options will create a softer ambience, whereas spotlight installations will be more visually dramatic
- Smaller spaces will likely better suit two to three well-spaced individual LED lights, but you’ll have greater freedom with design in larger spaces
- Layering light will help to define some crucial points of interest, so why not add them to kitchen islands or dining areas to improve the impression of space
Remember to consider the wattage and lumens, as these will dictate the brightness and energy efficiency of your LED bulbs.
Where to Install LED Plinth Lights
LED plinth lights are often utilised for kitchen spaces, but can be installed in laundry rooms and other areas around the home where floor lighting can add additional safety (such as passageways and stairs). These can provide a welcoming and inviting atmosphere for homes of all shapes and sizes – and can be fitted individually or in multiples to achieve the desired dramatic effect.
These lighting solutions can be set into the kickboards or plinths of cupboards, islands and other similar units, but can also be fitted into skirting boards with the right know-how. If you are unsure about installation, don’t hesitate to reach out to an electrician for advice and assistance.
Modern homes require modern solutions – and they don’t come more innovative than LED plinth lights. These can be purchased as strip lighting, spotlights and in kits that contain multiple bulbs and housing that can be inset into plinths and more for the ultimate finish. The host of options on offer makes it possible to design and place your chosen ones to create a unique lighting solution that will invoke the inviting, comfortable home space you’re hoping to promote.