Kitchen light types

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  1. Mar 3, 2008 #1

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    Hey Shan:
    A scone or vanity light will look a little out of place (but its your place and its no-one else's business), and will shine in your eyes while you work over the sink. I would use an 18 or 24" flourescent light and put a trim board in front of it from cabinet to cabinet (called a valance). You can even buy one to match your cabinet color at the HD.
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    I am pretty sure that it wouldnt bother my sight (I am only 5'3') but I wasnt sure about thte looks either......... I was just trying to get out of fixing that hole and hanging something else.... From what I have seen though... I agree that I am probably going to have to go with the undercabinet flourescent and have a valance..... (which proably would look better anyways)
     
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    Shan... the valance and under cabinet light is the proper way to go. Be sure to look for one of the new "no hum" lights with a "rocker" switch (not a slide switch). And, a big plus is the life of the bulb = probably last for 10 years.
     
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    so, I chose a temporary replacement light for over the sink.... but... the more i look at it.. the more I actually like it... so maybe I will keep it.... cant say I have ever seen a light like this in a kitchen before... but.. I like it.....

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  8. Jun 17, 2008 #8

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    Thinkin out side the normal things folks do is just fine.:D

    Looks good too.:)
     
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    I'm surprised but I actually like the look of that light, looks like it was meant to be there in the first place, personally I would of gone for a small florescent and a valance as previously suggested.
     

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