Functional, open spaces like kitchens and downlights are the perfect combination. Because, these busy, dynamic rooms require a uniform pattern of lighting for a sufficient amount of illumination. Quick connect downlights are a great option if you’re installing downlights as a main ceiling light source because they’re designed to be quick and easy to install. In the words of Gino D’Acampo, minimum effort, maximum satisfaction.
LED downlights are more than capable of illuminating an entire room. But, they also make a great team when paired with a central pendant light and 2 gang switch. By doing so, you have layered lighting with the option of switching off your downlights and having a soft pool of light from the pendant. Like in this beautiful white kitchen for example.
If you’re concerned that your LED downlights might not be bright enough to illuminate the space, always compare the lumens, not the wattage. Since lumens are the actual measure of brightness, LED downlights are able to provide bright illumination using a low wattage. You can work out how many lumens you will need to adequately illuminate your size space using an online lux to lumens calculator.