We spend most of our time in the kitchen and it has multiple functions, many of which require care to avoid accidents.
A higher level of illumination is required here. LED cabinet down-lights under wall mounted units cast an efficient light over work surfaces and prevent shadows. They also ensure you are not blocking out the very light in which you need to work.
A high lumen output LED central light is also important in a kitchen to provide a general level of illumination. If you have glass fronted display cabinets in your kitchen, use small halogen lights specifically designed for this purpose.
If your ceiling is low or you want to avoid a central light, consider the use of a number of down-lights which create a glare free and even light whilst remaining functional.