The three basic types of kitchen lighting fixtures are ambient, task and mood or accent lighting to offer. The ambient light fixtures just give a broad over the entire kitchen. The task will focus on each task station. Mood or accent lights add a note of interest, and may illuminate a particular object.
The common ceiling lighting fixture is a choice that offers ambient lighting. There are ceiling fixtures of various shapes, sizes and styles. Different materials are used, although glass is the most popular. In fact, glass is the best because it gives a lot of light and is easily washable. Plastic yellow quickly, and it can be difficult to clean.
Alternative ceiling fixtures to choose from other than the plain, flush-with-the-glass ceiling fixtures. Ambient lighting fixtures include ceiling fans with lighting, mini chandelier lighting and lighting pot rack. Mini chandelier fixtures are just a collection of lamps that are brought together as a group, but are not large enough to be a real chandelier. Pot rack lighting is relatively new on the scene, so you use your pot rack over your kitchen island for two purposes.
Other sources include light fixtures, such as large hanging ceiling lights, recessed lighting and wall washers. If using recessed lighting, make that a lot of them to brighten your entire kitchen. Wall-rings are similar to the recessed version, but they aim high on the walls. This reflects and provides a source of overall brightness.