Why Use BULKHEAD LIGHT FITTINGS FOR COMMERCIAL KITCHEN CANOPIES?
In a commercial kitchen you may find that it’s rather dark underneath the hood, it’s a crucial area to keep well lit. The correct lighting within a kitchen can determine and enhance the performance of those working within this industry. It’s important to use the correct kitchen light fixture that conforms to current regulations and legislations within food safety and contamination abatement.
It’s notoriously difficult to ensure a light area underneath the hood when relying upon external lights outside of this hooded area. This can cause all sorts of problems for the Chef, including, but not limited to, the inability to see when your prepared dish is cooked to the standard that you wish. There-fore it is imperative to choose the right lighting to ensure absolute control of your dish. Not to mention that it will save you money in the long run.
Safety within the kitchen has always been a topic of great concern, the correct lighting progresses the safety level within an environment and will support your kitchen staff by enabling them to clearly see what they are doing.
Air 8’s Bulkhead Kitchen Canopy Light Fitting will take up to a 100W Edison Screw bulb, these particular lights are designed specifically for the industry and come with a standard fitment for base-level commercial kitchen canopies. Although not as aesthetically pleasing to the eye as recessed or surface mounted stainless steel fitments, these kitchen canopy surface mounted lighting units serve a purpose and provide lighting to the required commercial kitchen Lux levels set out within DW172 specifications.
It is important to ensure that a kitchen canopy lighting fixture is an IP65 rated waterproof sealed lighting enclosure. This is important due to condense entering the bulkhead, once this happens it will seriously deteriorate the inner wiring and can cause fuse outs. It’s a hot place under the hood which means that the actual bulkhead must be made out of aluminium with a glass front, many commercial Kitchen Canopy Bulkhead Lights are made from plastic or poly carbonate which will melt under heat or fat splashes. We have ensure that our lights are heat resistant to 40 degrees centigrade as standard (104 deg.F)
For optimum lighting and best results, you should install one bulkhead light, (with the quality/output found in Air 8 UK’s), every 3 metres. The number of commercial kitchen canopy surface mounted bulk head lights required is dependent upon the actual commercial kitchen canopy size