Tips to Design Bathroom Lighting






Well designed bathroom lighting can provide plenty of the glare-free, the shadow-free lighting for shaving, and also putting on makeup. In the smaller bathroom, it is found that the lights that placed around the mirror can illuminate the entire room. However, in larger bathroom, it is required additional ceiling fixture for general illumination. At this time, this article is going to deliver several tips to design bathroom lighting. So, just take a look at the following tips.

The first thing that you need to consider is about the basics. Wall sconces will be the most basic bathroom lighting which is certainly well designed. Installing a pair of wall sconce, one on the each side of the mirror will illuminate the both sides of your face evenly. Besides, you can also consider mounting an above-the-mirror wall sconce across the top of the mirror.

Secondly, you should know about what is not to do. The above-the-mirror wall sconce that used alone is the least flattering. It can make the shadows below your chin, nose, and also eyeglass frame. For the same reason, the recessed lights in ceiling above the mirror are strictly forbidden.

The third thing that you need to consider is about the bulb type. It is known that the fixture that equipped with the incandescent bulbs behind some short of the diffuser can provide the greatest quality of light.

The fourth thing is about the style dilemma. You can consider using Hollywood type lighting which strips all the way around the mirror (top, bottom, left and right). This type of fixture can give you the highest quality of lighting that you will need for your grooming requirements, but it does not come with interior decorating style.

Moreover, the tubs and the shower enclosures only can be lit by an enclosed recessed downlight which is rated for the damp-locations. These are also recommended over the whirlpool baths or in the saunas.

Furthermore, general illumination for the larger bathrooms actually can be achieved by the ceiling light in the middle of the room. Besides, the ceiling light may be a part of the combination of the vent-light bathroom exhaust fan with the light in it. The recessed lights are used for general illumination and also as a reading light over the commode.

In addition, when installing lighting fixtures, it is recommended for you to consider about the safety. Therefore, you need to look for a licensed electrician to help you installing the fixtures.


Source by Alexander O Mcgee