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« on: February 01, 2016, 07:37:10 PM »

Hi

We are updating a property that currently has a strip light in the kitchen.

Is there a requirement to have a certain type of light fitted?

If so, please can someone provide a link to a website that documents this?

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Peter
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 12:26:36 PM »

Great question, how did you get on with this?

From my experience there is nothing to say you can't have a strip light fitted in the kitchen of a rented property. Providing you have plenty of natural light and a sufficient number of lighting switches to control the lights, you are covered. One thing to bare in mind is the height of your ceiling - problems often occur with lighting in rented properties when the house has extremely low ceilings. See this table and diagram for further insight:  https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Technical/DataSheets/IPNumbers.htm

If the fitting does come within one of the zones, then it needs to have a particular IP rating, as stated in the above article - any fitting with a rating will be labelled accordingly.

Of course there are also aesthetic reasons for replacing a strip light. Lifelong tenants are going to need lifelong landlords, so landlords who treat this as a profession - with excellent attention to detail. The Kitchen is many families 'hub of the home' - I would always spend more here for that exact reason.

I worked with a kitchen specialist who worked in bespoke kitchens in Surrey, by selecting a few high-end appliances it meant that I can put full trust in the money I was spending - this includes light fittings, sinks, hobs etc. Take time to do your research : http://www.abwaters.co.uk/Kitchens

See this 5 top tips for a little extra inspiration - so often imagination is lost in rental properties, it doesn't have to be that way. If you decide to keep the strip light jazz up the decor using these top tips. http://www.thekitchn.com/5-easy-cheap-ways-to-light-up-your-rental-kitchen-200893
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