LED lights have monopolised the lighting industry over the last decade, becoming the more popular choice over traditional halogen and incandescent light bulbs. They are defined by their longevity and energy efficiency, giving them a sparkling desirability that is superior to other competitors.

LED stands for light emitting diode and this is a semiconductor compound that converts electrical energy into light by letting a current pass through it. This allows for a higher efficiency when it comes to the energy consumption of LED bulbs due to less electricity being needed to allow the LED to function. This is opposed to halogen bulbs that use electricity to heat a filament, using more energy and taking longer to emit light to its full potential. Not only do LED bulbs consume less energy, but they also have a higher longevity (50,000 hours), immediate brightness, and offer a greener choice in comparison to traditional lighting options.

When choosing the perfect arrangement for LED lighting in your kitchen, your goals are style and practicality. Having a lighting choice that is the ultimate head turner that simultaneously prioritises your safety in the kitchen is key when browsing the choices of LED lighting. Within the kitchen, eliminating shadows is a must to ensure everyone’s safety within your household, this will also enhance your cooking and dining experience, heightening your senses though sight, smell and taste.

Always remember, the motto of LED lighting is versatility. Having a range of options and choices that will complete your tastes and needs makes it the best contender for your kitchen ceiling lighting, and we have listed our favourite ideas that will show you just how versatile LED lighting can be.

LED Light Ideas For Kitchen Ceilings

1. Make a Statement
2. Task Lighting
3. Spotlights
4. Three's a Company
5. Pendants
6. Blending Modern and Traditional Styles
7. Brass Lighting
8. Industrial Lighting
9. Glass Lighting
10. Flush Mounted Lighting
11. Layered Lighting
12. Uplighting

1. Make a Statement

Revive Chrome 5-Light LED Bathroom Ceiling Light
Revive Chrome 5-Light LED Bathroom Ceiling Light

Using LED lighting to create a statement within your kitchen space is an ideal way to make jaws drop. Lighting can perfectly compliment any other statements you are wishing to implement. Create a uniform finish on your island by using a statement lighting fixture. Similarly use a statement lighting feature over a bold dining area to highlight and bring attention to its WOW factor!

2. Task Lighting

Task lighting is a trend that is rightfully solidifying its place in recent years. It is defined as lighting critical areas within your space that are task heavy, such as a dining table, work bench, bar area and island. Whilst also being completely versatile style wise, it prioritises your health by highlighting important areas so you can see adequately, causing less eye strain allowing you to work safely and comfortably.

Searchlight Samson Antique Brass Split-Bar Spotlights
Searchlight Samson Antique Brass Split-Bar Spotlights

If you are looking at introducing task lighting to your space but want something that can be adapted to your own needs and tastes, then we would advise using a spotlight bar for this. Having attachments that can be moved into the position you need, gives you an adaptable feature that will allow you to have a unique design whilst maximising the safety when performing important tasks.

3. Spotlights

Revive Chrome Round LED Downlight
Revive Chrome Round LED Downlight

Another staple favourite for lighting is using spotlights. As an incredibly versatile feature, they are a convenient addition to support any other focal points that are in your kitchen. With using LED lights as spotlights, their longevity means they can be used in high ceilings and awkward positions without the stress of changing them multiple times during the year. Using these in your kitchen maximises convenience and style at a minimal cost.

We would recommend starting with LED strip lighting to begin your mood board of inspiration on how to arrange the lighting in your kitchen area.

4. Three's a Company

Revive Matt Black Pendant Light
Revive Matt Black Pendant Light

They say two's a company and three's a crowd, but not when it comes to kitchen lighting. In fact, odd numbers are ideal for creating a uniformed finish when it comes to lighting. Whether it is for your pendant lighting, wall lighting, uplighting or whichever you choose, a strong trio design will work best. This is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also enhances the overall impact of the statement you are wanting to create; essentially maximising your design without it overwhelming.

5. Pendants

Revive Chrome LED Pendant Ceiling Light
Revive Chrome Globe LED Pendant Ceiling Light

Pendant lighting is another rising trend that is becoming very familiar in lighting designs, and we are loving it! Straight away they add style and create a statement that stuns to immediately have your guests talking. Pendant lighting comes in a variety of designs, from spheres to cylinders, modern to traditional, sleek to industrial. Their elevating character can lift the atmosphere and these pair well with dimmer switches so that you can alter the ambience to your desired effect.

We have made choosing pendant lighting even easier for you by listing our favourite 10 Kitchen Pendant Lighting Ideas.

6. Blending Modern and Traditional Styles

Searchlight Hanna Chandelier
Searchlight Hanna Chandelier

When it comes to your design, your lighting choices are a great way to bring in contrast. Creating a focal point with your LED lighting is easy when you implement a contradicting design from the rest of your kitchen. It can have a big impact that not only twists your design but also twists heads. This can be done with subtlety or to stand out, either way you will embed a lasting impact into the minds of your guests by letting your creativity flare.

Consider using a chandelier feature for your ceiling; the perfect mix of traditional and modern styles that can also be used as a statement feature within your kitchen.

7. Brass Lighting

Revive Satin Brass Crossover LED Ceiling Light
Revive Satin Brass Crossover LED Ceiling Light

Introducing brass accents to your kitchen space is a unique choice for cupboard handles and appliances, it is also a unique feature when it is introduced through your lighting. Using brass fittings for your LED lighting illuminates its vibrancy as light can bounce off it and be reflected around your space. This is especially impactful when you have a dark colour scheme, as it helps to lift the light and accentuate the darker tones.

8. Industrial Lighting

Revive Copper Spotlight Bar
Revive Copper Spotlight Bar

One thing that we are glad about is the comeback of industrial designs in recent years. Industrial designs are raw, warm and convey unfinished architecture that uses a strong attention to detail, and this can be finessed with lighting. Introducing tones of copper and pewter influences the lighting accents within the room, creating a warm and casual atmosphere that can be inviting to relax in. Our LED range has a variety of different industrial lighting ideas that can suit many design ideas.

9. Glass Lighting

Introducing a dark and moody design to your kitchen is a trend that is taking off in 2022. They can be adapted to fit in modern or traditional styles and one feature that can give it the wow factor is implementing glass lighting. Allowing light to pass through the pendant lets you use the LED bulb to its full potential, surrounding the kitchen with dazzling light that lifts the atmosphere and generously highlights the unique features with illuminated details.

HIB Rise Pendant LED Ceiling Light
HIB Rise Pendant LED Ceiling Light

Glass lighting can come with many different features. Whether you choose to opt for fluted glass, crystal glass or bubble glass, the light can be manipulated to give you very different illuminations. The HIB Rise Pendant Light has a tapered glass pendant that diffuses light into the surrounding space giving your kitchen a fresh and bright atmosphere, perfect for those darker colour palettes.

10. Flush Mounted Lighting

Searchlight Chrome LED Flush Light
Searchlight Chrome LED Flush Light

Using flush mounted lighting fixtures in your kitchen is an underrated design technique that should not be overlooked. Creating a neat finish can be obtained with flush mounted lighting, which is ideal for avoiding negative aspects of pendant lighting such as obstructing sight, which can be an issue if you have low-vaulted ceilings. Flush lighting and ceiling mounted fixtures can also add texture to your ceiling, allowing you to arrange your lighting in cool and funky ways.

11. Layered Lighting

Revive Colour Changing LED Strip
Revive Colour Changing LED Strip

The art of layering is a familiar form in interior design, and this translates to lighting as well. Layering LED lights involves using multiple lighting features to create an atmosphere within your space which can be a unique technique that can complement your ceiling lighting. Implementing strip lighting, under cupboard lighting and wall lighting can dramatically transform your atmosphere into a vibrant and lively space or a calm and tranquil mood. This technique is most effective when your different lighting features are on different circuits, this way you can choose which lighting arrangement you are wanting to use to create your specific ambience.

12. Uplighting

Revive Stainless Steel Pyramid Light
Revive Stainless Steel Pyramid Under Cabinet Light

Making use of hidden spaces and dark corners can greatly maximise the use of your area. Introducing uplighting to your design dramatically brightens your kitchen, enhancing the corners and walls which can give the illusion of a bigger space. This can be done through wall lighting features or above your cupboards to eliminate any dark spots and create mood lighting for those cosy dinner dates. This technique goes well with all ceiling light arrangements as it prevents overwhelming your design whilst also maximising the amount of light in your space.

We hope this list has helped to fuel the fire on LED kitchen lighting ideas for your new makeover or renovation. Don't forget, LED lighting is key to making the design of your kitchen impress, so choose wisely as the results will pay off!