The correct type of lighting in your kitchen is essential.
The kitchen is an interesting area to light as you need to have sufficient task lighting for food prep, cooking and daily tasks, as well as some softer lighting for ambience. Combine halogen downlights or track lighting with some pendant lighting, or even a clip on shelf lamp to mix up the lumieres and get your kitchen working in perfect lux level order.
Having lights directly above your head can cause a shadow over your bench, a good electrician should be able to give you some sound advice on lighting layout.
Installing the correct light for the job is very important, whether you have minimal ceiling space or high ceilings, these things should all be discussed with the lighting experts at Mitre10 pre-purchase.
LED lights are a much more efficient source of power and produce very little heat, which is great in a small cavity.