When planning an outdoor kitchen, lighting is an important factor to consider. The three main purposes of outdoor kitchen lighting is task lighting over the cooking and prep areas, ambient lighting for diners, and path lighting to provide safe passage from the home to the cooking and dining areas of the outdoor kitchen. While there is a vast variety of lighting avail, the lighting for these tasks is goal oriented. Mister Sparky electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can ensure the proper lighting and safety of your outdoor project.
It is essential for the lighting you select to be rated for outdoor use. Even when a roof shelters the area of an outdoor kitchen, and/or dining area, the lights are required to be safe to use in wet or damp environments.
One of the most essential elements of outdoor lighting design is task lighting around the grill, and food preparation surfaces. The cook requires proper lighting for safe food preparation and cooking.
Halogen or LED bulbs best provide task lighting for outdoor kitchens. This is because bright white light will enable the cook to see clearly and ensure the proper cooking, and presentation of the food coming off the grill.
In addition, consider installing lighting for cabinets. By installing under the edges, lighting fixtures won’t be visible, and will illuminate the work area, and improve the appearance the kitchen. LED lights are ideal for this task. Our electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can provide the electrical services you need for your outdoor kitchen, home electrical project or other electrical needs.
Dining areas require ambient lighting to make the task of eating easier. Lighting in the dining area can be inexpensive, rated for outdoor use, and should not attract insects. LED lighting in an outdoor ceiling fan is efficient, lasts for years, and will deter insects. The goal for dining is also a welcoming ambiance where diners are relaxed, and enjoy their meal. Mister Sparky electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can ensure the professional electrical installation of your dreams.
Path Lighting for Safety
Path lighting between outdoor kitchens, dining and your home ensures guests can safely move between the areas. Path illumination can be accomplished with low-voltage lighting, or selecting LED’s for the task ensures adequate lighting, energy efficiency, and long lasting bulbs.
When planning an outdoor entertainment area, remember deck lights for steps and stairs. In addition, stagger path lights from left to right to provide slightly overlapping lighting, which eliminates dark spaces in between, ensuring the safety of your guests.
Contact a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL for your outdoor kitchen electrical needs. Our licensed electricians can provide the outdoor kitchen lighting, and electrical outlets your space requires. We serve the North Alabama region. Your outdoor entertaining area can be the delight of the neighborhood and Mister Sparky electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can provide the electrical services you require to ensure the functional lighting you need, while creating the magic you want in your design.