A Guide To Bathroom Lighting

By: John Diggers | Views: 1065 | Date: 11-Jan-2011

Some simple guidance into the various types of lighting and how they can be implemented into a bathroom design.

Bathroomlighting has special needs when compared to other areas of the house, thelighting needs to be bright and vibrant to give you good visibility. This canbe achieved with a variety of techniques. The most ideal scheme would beflexible enough to ensure a bright and crisp light for the early morning forpersonal grooming and makeup application to a softer more romantic lightingscheme for relaxation in the evening. This can be achieved by installingdifferent layers of lighting. Modern technology now allows for the use of manydifferent types of lighting in the bathroom including wall lights, floor lightsand even dimmer switches. 

Wheninstalling bathroom lighting it is always best to seek advice from a qualifiedelectrician. Bathrooms are subject to strict wiring regulation and this mustalways be taken into consideration when choosing your light fittings to ensurethat they are suitable for the area of the bathroom that they will operate in. Itrust that the following information will help to answer most of your bathroomlighting questions.

WallLights can be used in the bathroom to good effect, they can be mountedeither side of a mirror to give face illumination or used in a variety of otherways to create mood lighting effects. Our extensive range has been selected togive you wide selection of Wall Lights to choose. From traditional to modern. 

Spotlights canbe best used to introduce a level of background lighting or to highlight aspecific part of the bathroom, you may want to spotlight your new bright chromedesigner taps or a piece of fine artwork, remembering both ceiling lights andspotlights can be controlled by the use of a bathroom dimmer switch. 

Mirrors shouldhave special attention and both above and side mirror lights with diffusedglass will give an excellent general illumination for personal grooming andmakeup application. As an alternative you may wish to consider one or two mainsor low voltage halogen downlights from the ceiling directly above your mirror. 

Our largeilluminated bathroom mirror and cabinet range will have you spoilt for choice.These latest generation products incorporatelights into the mirrors themselves, some being back lit to create stunningeffects. Others in the range other the facility and convenience of a built inshaver socket, many are movement activated. Their modern classic design will ensureyou get your creative side fired up. 

Lightfittings designed for within the shower area offer a new dimension to yourdaily showers, most fittings are of the downlight variety and come in a choiceof colour finishes as well as crisp cut glass versions giving an extra touch ofluxury. 

This is notan installation guide and professional advice should be sought from a fullyqualified electrician before any installation work is commenced. It isimportant to understand the rating by which bathroom and some outdoor lightsare classified. IP rating stands for ‘Ingress Protection' and is alwaysfollowed by two characters. The first of these two numbers refer to level ofprotection from foreign bodies entering the fitting. The second of the twonumbers is the protection against water ingress, the higher the numbers thehigher the protection. It is important that you choose fittings with the correctrating according to where they are to be installed within the bathroom.


The author of this article has a number of yearsexpertise in lighting, working for a company that specialise in spot lights.

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