Ceiling lights are important for overall illumination of the kitchen space and add a decorative touch to it. They are by no means simply for decoration purposes but may fulfill a variety of needs.
While doing the kitchen island lighting design you should keep in mind that there are essentially three kinds of kitchen lighting. One for ambience, another for work and the last one is for decorative purposes. The idea is to get all three types in such a blend that they can be individually controlled too yet not make you flip twenty switches to get a particular kind of light.