Choosing LED battens for your kitchen: benefits, considerations and applications

Due to their elegant slimline styles, LED battens are used for interior use in both homes and commercial spaces. Their sleek finish, sturdy structure, and slimline appearance provide you with limitless opportunities for applications inside you home, such as your kitchen and other living spaces.

What are LED battens?

LED battens are a fantastic alternative to conventional fluorescent tubes and are ideal for lighting up kitchens and utility rooms in the home. An LED batten light will need relatively little upkeep and contain very little waste in the form of heat emissions due to their long life cycle, which is aided by LED technology.

Due to the manufactured materials, the battens are enclosed, which decreases the light fitting’s susceptibility to wear and tear through daily use. Compared to halogen or fluorescent lamps, LED technology improves energy efficiency by up to 90%. The design also eliminates flickering so the LED lamps do not need to warm up; the batten lights up as soon as the light switch is turned on.

The benefits of installing LED battens in your kitchen

Not only are LED battens easy to install, but there are also many other benefits of installing them in your kitchen such as:

Savings on power consumption

When you install LED battens in your kitchen, you can expect to pay less on your electricity bill, as LED battens improve energy efficiency by up to 90%. Since the kitchen is a regularly used room in most homes, this will offer great savings on your energy bills.


The LED bulb itself isn’t exposed and is enclosed in its own case, meaning the LED batten will last longer than conventional bulbs. Even though they are very easy to install and replace, you won’t have to replace them very often.


LED battens are long-lasting and, because of this, they require much less maintenance than other lighting solutions. They are also glass-free, so they are safe to use in the kitchen and are easy to wipe down and clean.

Produce less heat

The bulbs within LED battens produce a minimum amount of heat, meaning they’re less likely to overheat, break and require maintenance. This also makes them much more energy efficient than other types of lighting. Producing less heat helps to extend their lifespan of around 50,000 hours which averages at over 10 years based on normal usage.

Long lifespan

With their own casing, minimal heat and durable LED bulbs, LED battens are an ideal lighting choice for any kitchen or workspace that needs plenty of light.

Variety of colour temperatures

Not everyone wants the same colour temperature in their home so having a choice of colour temperatures will help you to create the right atmosphere in your kitchen or in different areas of your kitchen. While you might require brighter lighting in your kitchen, you can use an LED batten to create an ambient light too.

Variety of sizes to choose from

A large kitchen wouldn’t benefit from the same kind of LED battens as a small kitchen would. With a variety of sizes to choose from, you can easily find the right size for your kitchen. Whether it’s large, small or a happy medium.

Considerations to make when installing LED battens in your kitchen

LED battens are not a one size fits all type of product. Luckily, there are many sizes and types available, depending on the following criteria:

Practicality of lighting

If you’re looking for LED battens for your kitchen to bring more light in, you’re in the right place. In a kitchen, bright task lighting is required for preparing food so an LED batten can provide bright lighting.

Type of lighting required

LED battens are ideal for many situations, especially when you need plenty of light. In fact, they are also commonly used in garages and other large areas due to the amount of light they emit. However, you will need to take this into consideration when installing them in your kitchen.

Size of the room

As mentioned earlier, a large kitchen would need a larger LED batten than a small kitchen

IP rating

You may want to consider using an IP65 LED batten to protect it from water and dust in the kitchen, as it will be waterproof and protected from steam in the kitchen.

Applications of LED battens in the kitchen

LED battens are great for use in kitchens, both residentially and commercially, and here’s why:

Task lighting

Being able to prepare a meal requires proper lighting and LED battens are perfect for use as task lighting and LED battens will provide bright and efficient lighting and are great for use as a ceiling light.

Main lighting

For strong and bright lights, LED battens are a great choice as your main kitchen lighting. With no flickering and a long life, you won’t have to worry about the quality of light and you’ll be able to see everything in your kitchen.

Replacing fluorescent strip lighting

Fluorescent lighting is unreliable, flickers and uses much more energy than LED battens, not to mention the regularity of replacing them!

Choosing the best LED battens for your kitchen

At LampShopOnline, we have a range of LED battens on offer that are suitable for your kitchen

ProductSizeColour TempLumensLifespanWarrantyCost
Sylvania Single 8w LED Batten Fitting 2ft 4000k 920 25,000 hours 2 years £14.08 (inc VAT) Buy Now
Sylvania Twin 16w LED Batten Fitting 2ft 4000k 1800 25,000 hours 2 years £20.05 (inc VAT) Buy Now
Sylvania Single 16w LED Batten Fitting 4ft 4000k 1840 25,000 hours 2 years £17.24 (inc VAT) Buy Now
Bright Source Single 24w LED batten IP65 c/w Microwave Sensor 4ft 4000k 2400 50,000 hours 5 years £83.84 (inc VAT) Buy Now
Bright Source Twin 72w LED batten IP65 c/w Microwave Sensor 5ft 4000k 7200 50,000 hours 5 years £92.39 (inc VAT) Buy Now
Powermaster Twin 18w LED batten fitting – IP20 2ft 4000k 1440 25,000 hours 2 years 11.72 (inc VAT) Buy Now

If you’d like to find out more about LED battens for your kitchen, please contact our team of experts for advice today.

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