USE SPOT LIGHTS
Spot lights are a great lighting solution for sloped ceilings, especially in kitchens as they are directional so can be angled to throw light where you need it.
Spot light tracks can be fitted to walls or ceilings with some spots angled upwards to create ambience and others downwards for tasking.
Rembember to keep them at least 3ft away from walls to avoid harsh shadows and if using single spots, keep them 4-6ft apart to achieve an even flow of light.
THINK ABOUT BULBS
It is important to consider how you are going to change the bulbs if you have a pendant hanging from a high vaulted ceiling as it will become very expensive if you need to hire a scaffold tower every time a bulb requires changing!
Firstly, we recommend investing in LED bulbs as they have a very long life – usually around 25,000 hours – so will not need changing often.
A light that can be accessed by a ladder will make changing the bulbs a lot easier, as would be one that could be reached by the upper floors if you have a galleried landing.
If your light is totally out of reach, consider installing a specialist winch or hoist to enable you to lower your light fittings to the desired level for maintenance to be carried out in total safety.