Spotlight on Recipes

Cooking, Projects

As I have grown older, I have found reading my recipes a bit more challenging. No, I do not need a new pair of eye glasses. My glasses are fine. That is not the problem at all. The problem is poor kitchen lighting.

The overhead lighting is not sufficient for reading recipes. Think of it like an office. One uses a desk lamp along with the overhead lighting. Hence, under cabinet lighting is the kitchen’s desk lamp.

With a simple request to my hubby, he was off to the hardware store. He came back with three under cabinet lights that plug in. I thought that would take up a lot of my outlets. Where would I plug in the mixer? He quickly educated me on electrical terms. Ever hear of the daisy chain? Me neither! According to Wikipedia, “In electrical and electronic engineering a daisy chain is a wiring scheme in which multiple devices are wired together in sequence or in a ring.” Brilliant! So the three lights are all hooked together and only one plug is inserted into the outlet. My husband even got an adapter with a switch that allows me to turn them all on together at the outlet. I also have the option to turn off the ones I do not want on. So I could use the lights individually if desired.

My husband had the lights up and working in no time at all. Now I can read the recipes without having to bend down and squint into the cookbook. Wow what a difference! Thanks honey!!!

Looking up from under cabinet – Lights are not visible straight on
Outlet Switch