Things you should consider when choosing the bathroom lighting

Choosing the right lighting fixtures for the bathroom can be quite difficult. There are lots of things to take into consideration and it would be best to analyze them all before making a decision. First you should create a plan. Most often, people opt for spotlights for the bath and shower areas and wall lights around the mirror and in the rest of the bathroom. Another possibility would be to use LED lights set into the floor. This will help you create a relaxing atmosphere, especially during the night. Consider having multiple switches so that you can control the mood. Also, pay attention to how far away from the water the lighting will be fitted.

You should also consider classifying your lighting according to zones. The bathroom has several separate areas. Zone 0 is where the lights are submersed, Zone 1 is where they might be affected by a spray of water, zone 3 is where they might get splashed and Zone 3 is the area immediately surrounding zone 2. This classification will help you choose the right type of lighting fixtures for each zone.

Then there’s also the problem of finding the right fixtures. The thing you’re looking for might not even exist so it would be wise to consult the offer first. There are multiples types of lighting.

Ceiling lights are spotlights or shades with enclosed bulbs, shower lights are recessed spotlights and they are waterproof, wall light aren’t usually enclosed and they are used around the mirrors, mirror lights are used for shaving and applying makeup and they need to create light exactly where needed, floor and bath panel lights are used for low level lighting and mood lighting includes illumination rails, shelves, cabinets, underwater bath lights or tile lights. There are all factors you should take into consideration before shopping for lighting fixtures for the bathroom in order to avoid making irreversible mistakes.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on August 23rd, 2012


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