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There's no room that puts more demand on good lighting than the kitchen. The reasons are obvious if you think about the amount of time spent there, and the different activities it has to accommodate—cooking, eating, clean up, foot traffic, conversation, homework, etc. It's also a room that has grown larger over time, is often not well lit even by sunlight in the daytime, and has lots of different shapes and surfaces —appliances, cabinets, counters, islands—that require careful lighting to avoid shadows and glare. Lighting Goals Good lighting ensures that all areas of a room are bright and pleasant (the job of general or ambient lighting), and brings a flood of light to specific work areas (task lighting). A