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Indoor Lighting Guide

Here we shed light on some tips and tricks that will help with selection, final installation and everything in between.

Choosing the Right Light

Whether you’re shopping for a dining room chandelier, bathroom fixture or kitchen cabinet lighting, chances are you want the fixture you choose not only to look stylish, but also fill the room with the right amount of light.

Create Your Vision

Whether you want to update your current lighting or create a plan for a new home, getting from the dreamy inspiration stage to the real deal can leave you wondering…how do I do that? We can help make your vision a reality.

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Lighting Types

No matter if your lighting project is big or small, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the three types of lighting you can work with.


Ambient or general lighting provides an area with overall illumination--this is the base upon which you add other layers of lighting.

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Ambient or general lighting provides an area with overall illumination--this is the base upon which you add other layers of lighting.

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Ambient or general lighting provides an area with overall illumination--this is the base upon which you add other layers of lighting.

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Bedroom Planning and Selecting

Just because your bedroom isn’t where you entertain guests doesn’t mean it shouldn’t feel as beautiful and stylish as the rest of your home.

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Bar Planning and Selecting Tips

Setting the tone for your bar area with the right light can shake up your bar style.

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Dining Room Planning and Selecting Tips

It’s important to choose lighting for your dining room that meets the needs of your family and your space.

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Planning and Selecting for the Kitchen

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. Here are a few quick tips on how to choose the right light for your space.

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Power Supply Planning 101

Learn the ins and outs of how power supplies work, the importance of having a plan in place, and the tips and products you need to get started.

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Living Room Planning and Selecting Tips

Your living room is a place where you spend time, make memories, relax and unwind. Choose the ideal living room light fixtures for your space.

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Home Gym

The right light can set the mood for an energetic workout, a calming yoga session or focused training.

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Lighting Unique Spaces

Add some unexpected joy to the home (and your life) by taking the time to curate those less obvious spots.

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Pendant Planning and Selecting Tips

We’ll show you how pendants can light up a room like no other light can.

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Mix & Match Indoor Décor

If you just add a little mix into your match, the doors of décor begin to open.

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Home Office Lighting Tips

Illuminate your office space with lighting that helps you focus and function.

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Downlight & Recessed Placement Tips

Tips for how, where and how far apart to place your downlights & recessed for maximum impact.

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Lighting for Wellness

Would it surprise you to know that light also plays a large part in your health, wellbeing, and mood? Well, it does, and in some surprising ways.

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Closet Lighting Tips

There are many ways to incorporate closet lighting in your space, all you need is a little inspiration.

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Sconce Installation Guide

Learn how to install a sconce so it can highlight the best parts of your life and home.

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Unique Lighting Applications

Shine in unexpected ways with tape and channel lights.

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Chandelier Planning and Selecting Tips

From round to rectangular, Chandeliers come in many shapes and sizes, it's hard to choose. We have a few key tips to help.

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Chandelier Installation Guide

One of the most vibrant and visible pieces of decor in your home is the chandelier. But where do you even start?

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Bathroom Planning and Selecting Tips

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Lighting Glossary

What is accent lighting? Where can I find the junction box? What does LED stand for? All these answers and more in our Lighting Glossary.

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Indoor Planning and Selecting Tips

Whether you want to update lighting where you are or create a plan for a new home, Kichler has you handled.

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Learn to Layer

Whether you need to light an entire space or are simply looking for a new chandelier, we’ll help you figure out which fixtures work together.

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Cleaning and Maintenance

Dirty bulbs provide less light than clean ones. Simple as that. Learn how to properly clean and care for your fixtures so your house can truly shine.

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Color Temperature

Understanding the color temperature of light is key in lighting design. Are you confused? We can help.

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Why Lighting Systems

Cabinet lighting, disc lights and tape and channels add depth, dimension and visual interest.

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Project Planning for Cabinet Lighting

Project planning helps you determine what lighting effects you want for your space before construction or remodeling begins.

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Installing Cabinet Lighting

There are important questions to think through before installing cabinet lighting and we want to help.

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Tape and Channels - Tips to Major Renovation

LED Tape Lighting has found its ideal companion – channels. Together, they give you amazing potential, limited only by your imagination.

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Installation Planning for Tape with Channels

Tape lighting must be hardwired into your electrical system, making planning critical.

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Small Space Solutions

Tiny bedroom? Free up valuable space by hanging a pendant above your nightstand. Check out more ways to make the most of your space.

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Open Floor Plan

With a seamless flow and airy nature, it’s easy to see why the trend is so popular. See how to handle unique lighting challenges around this layout.

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Why LED?

Get the breakdown on this energy-saving technology.

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Integrated LED 101

Integrated LED fixtures have the light source built in. They have no sockets and no bulbs.

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Energy Star LED

Did you know that Energy Star LED bulbs use 75 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs.

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Selecting Bulbs

The right bulb can make all the difference.

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Customer Care

We’re here to offer expert advice and support throughout your project. Get in touch with us and we’ll answer any questions you have.

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Where to Buy

Kichler products are available only through a network of showrooms, retailers and dealers. Connect with a Kichler specialist in your area for more information on available products, pricing and delivery.

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