When it comes to interior lighting, bathrooms are probably given the least consideration of all the rooms in the house. The average customer I meet seem not to invest there – save it for the living room or kitchen, they say. I see many bathrooms with inadequate lighting at the mirror. Often only a single ceiling League that is supposed to do everything.
But as the bathroom is becoming a place to relax and recharge, complete with steam shower and spa tub, lighting requires additional thought. And when it is done correctly, payoff is huge. After all, this is the room where you start and end days.
A good lighting plan is a series of layers – placing ample light
Bathroom spot lighting
Wood floor for the shower
where it needed to shower, shave, or put on makeup, for example, while other light sources enhance the overall mood of the room.
Vanity lighting gets top consideration because these fixtures work the hardest to illuminate the head and face for grooming. The most common mistake people make is putting recessed ceiling fixtures directly over the mirror. These cast shadows on the face, making daily grooming rituals more difficult.
Vertical fixtures or sconces mounted on either side of the mirror are best for casting an even light over the face.
Modern bathroom lighting
A bathroom decorated with marble
Given the size and location of any vanity mirrors, side lights may be impractical (mounting them directly to the mirror is always an option, but at greater planning and cost management). Only when I recommend a mount for the mirror. It should be placed 75 to 80 inches above floor and, like all vanity lighting, contains at least 150 Watts – ideally spread over a part that is at least 24 inches long so that the light will wash evenly over the hair and face.
Trendy bathroom lighting
A waterfall in your bathroom
Black health bath
A bright, white light tends to render skin tones most accurately. Halogen Bulbs set the gold standard.Low-voltage variations (with a built-in transformer that converts 120 volts to 12 volts) are especially compact, and the smaller bulb gives a nice effect sparkling. Halogen Bulbs cost a few dollars more than standard incandescent but can last three times as long. Many have screw bases, the labeled medium-base (MB) is formed as the default incandescent, so they fit most fixtures. The newest compact fluorescent lamps offer Also good color rendering and are up to 10 times more efficient than regular incandescent bulbs.
Stylish bathroom lighting
Ceramic and glass items in your bathroom
Choose the ideal bath set for your children
This is a designer’s best friend, because they provide absolute control over the lighting, and thus the atmosphere, in space. In a very small space like a powder room, dimming the vanity furniture can provide all-in-one task, ambient, and accent lighting. More, dimmers save energy. The total savings depends on how much you dim bulb, but a dimmed only 10 percent will last twice as long as a light bulb at full brightness.
Blue bathroom lighting ideas
Combination of materials: trend in bathroom decorating
Decorate your bathroom with stripes
Today’s dimmers work for every kind of light source, but you need to know what to ask. A 120-volt incandescent or halogen light source will need a regular dimmer, while the low voltage and fluorescent fixtures require their own compatible dimmers. Occasionally, dimmed bulbs will buzz as the filament vibrates. Switching to a lower-watt bulb (which has a smaller filament) should reduce or eliminate noise.