I am attempting to replace lighting over a kitchen sink. There is no window. The previous light was a small fluorescent undercounter light. I'd like to avoid the usual fluorescent tube fixtures, but don't know what would be a good choice.
I am leaning toward a track light, but have been told that they are expensive to operate in comparison to fluorescent. How do LED lights compare; and how much light do they provide?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
We are not trying to be stylish, but more current than the 1950's we're replacing.This message has been edited. Last edited by: mruffruff,
Yes, incandescent lights are more expensive to run compared to a fluorescent or LED. Of course for the usage of a light over a sink you are looking at a cost of a few dollars a year.
Most places that sell lights have a display set up to compare the different styles of lighting. In fact, many paint displays in home stores have lighting displays to show how paint looks in different styles of lighting.
Looks like I'll need to go to a lighting store to see the options.
I agree that the amount of use over a year's time probably won't impact the budget much.This message has been edited. Last edited by: mruffruff,
White-light LED sources produce over 160 lumens per watt. Some highly efficient white-light LED lighting fixtures can achieve efficacy of over 40 lumens per watt (lm / W), sufficient to earn ENERGY STAR and other energy-efficiency ratings. For example, linear LED cove lights from a leading manufacturer achieve efficacies of 43.9 to 53.1 lm / W in normal operating conditions.
What I personally think is that,while using lights in your kitchen shoudl use some bright lighting from all corners that makes you kitchen looks more lively.
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