Burnaby KitchenContemporary Kitchen, Vancouver
The premium fixtures include a modern “dish pit” style pulldown faucet, hot & cold purified water dispenser, soap dispenser, and a 10″ deep, square, low radius sink. The light from the recessed pot lights is supplemented by a series of 6 energy saving LED, under cabinet recessed “puck” lights that can be used to illuminate the upper cabinet shadow, or simply feature the shocking beauty of the quartzite back splash.
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LED RatingsAs with anything else you buy, don’t expect all LED lightbulbs to be of the same quality. An easy way to figure out which ones are higher quality and meet certain standards is to look for the Energy Star label. Energy Star is a voluntary program established by the EPA to help consumers save money and protect the environment by identifying products that have excellent energy efficiency. You’ve probably seen an Energy Star sticker on appliances or other products you’ve purchased. Well, LED lightbulbs and fixtures are also labeled after being put through rigorous testing and certified by independent third parties. Only LED bulbs that meet certain standards, which will be reviewed below, receive the rating. So, selecting products without the rating means you run the risk of ending up with lower-quality bulbs or fixtures.While gravitating toward Energy Star-labeled bulbs is an easy thing to do on a consumer level, Mackell says it’s not the deciding factor for what he uses in his firm’s lighting designs. He points out that it takes time for something to go through the testing process, and because LED technology is moving so fast, the next generation of LEDs is probably shipping from factories while older technologies are still being assessed and rated. So it’s always best to do a little research first and, if possible, consult a lighting designer or knowledgeable employee at your hardware store.Find a lighting pro now
LED Puck LightsUnder this kitchen cabinet, six energy-saving LED recessed puck lights illuminate the countertop work area while highlighting the quartzite backsplash. LED puck lights are a great replacement for xenon puck lighting fixtures, which give off heat.