I tried to avoid falling too much in love of any initial ideas. To be implemented I have to convince myself that the change is for the better and weight the pros and cons carefully. Amongst the considerations are:
- how long would the device last?
- would replacement be available should the addition fail; and if not would it leave an eye sore?
- does the change require cutting and hole drilling, and if it is reversible?
- do the benefits out weight the drawbacks?
- am I trying to solve a problem that does not exist?
LED task light for the kitchen counter
One recent enhancement that I envisioned but was aborted after the prototyping is an Ikea LED light fixture. While the James Cook design has no shortage of lighting I thought I would like a bit better illumination onto the kitchen counter where all the food preparation is done. The two halogen lights (which I reduced from 20W to 10W) under the cabinet throw out enough light for working in front of the burners and sink. My left arm always cast a shadow when cutting on the counter. I found this clean and sleek LED fixture at Ikea (for about $20) which I planned to mount on the top of the upper cabinet projecting out a couple of inches as a task light for the counter.
led light fixture from ikea - it is the best looking fixture ikea ever carried