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The Best Profiles for Task Lighting

So, you’re wanting to create superb task lighting for your kitchen counter, laundry or desk but
you’re not sure which profile is best for you?

As a general rule the shape of the profile dictates the throw of the light. Our U shaped profiles
(kiiko 1, 2, 3 and 4) shine the light directly down. Whereas the corner profiles (kiiko 5, 6, and 7) direct
the light both down and out on one side, so the light falls across a surface. Kiiko 8 is a little different,
it has a U shaped diffuser allowing light to shine down and out both sides.

What’s the difference between the U shaped profiles?

Kiiko 1 and 2 are best suited for mounting under cabinets where you won’t see the light straight on.
Because they are shallow profiles you might see the LED light diodes if you look directly at the light.
Kiiko 3 and 4 are deeper so they avoid that problem but the profile will either be more visible or need
to be recessed further into your cabinet.

Are great for
under cabinets and shelving such as the pantry or bathroom. It can also be
used in conjunction with a dimmer or lower wattage if you want to create an ambient glow.


What about corner profiles?

Profiles 5, 6 and 7 perfect for mounting under overhead cabinets to throw light across your benchtop
or workspace. Just be careful with your cabinet height, profiles 5 and 6 may shine into your eyes if they
are mounted too high. Profile 7 can mitigate this glare through a smaller diffuser surface that focuses
the light beam onto the work surface.

Fantastic for desks and benchtops where you want a wash of light across the surface
for detailed tasks.

Where would I use Kiiko 8?

Good for an even spread of light when you aren’t mounting the profile into a corner.
This profile can even be semi-recessed to create a ‘light bar’ effect.


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