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How To Choose Bathroom Lighting How To Choose Bathroom Lighting

How To Choose Bathroom Lighting


Enhancing your bathroom's ambiance with the right lighting is crucial. It's not just about curating a visually appealing retreat; it's about creating a safe and functional space.  Thoughtfully considering the various zones, employing a mix  of lighting sources, and selecting fixtures with suitable IP ratings, you can craft a space that is as practical as it is stylish. 


Types Of Bathroom Lighting

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GENRAL LIGHTING

General lighting, also known as ambient lighting, provides overall illumination in the form of ceiling-mounted fixtures like flush-mount or semi-flush-mount lights. 3-in-1 units are also an excellent option, offering general lighting, air extraction, and heating to enhance your comfort.

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TASK LIGHTING

Task lighting is focused illumination that helps you perform focused jobs in your daily ritual - such as shaving, applying makeup, or washing your face - with bright, unshadowed illumination. Wall-mounted fixtures on either side of the mirror or above are common task lighting choices.

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ACCENT LIGHTING

This type of lighting is used to highlight specific features or decorative elements in the bathroom, such as artwork, architectural details, or plants. Accent lighting adds visual interest and depth to the space, creating ambience and mood while adding personalised character. 

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SAFETY & REGULATIONS

Bathrooms have specific safety regulations due to their proximity to water sources. That’s why it is important to use fixtures rated for damp or wet locations to avoid potential hazards. Always follow local electrical codes and hire a professional for installations. 


Lighting Fixtures

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Wall-mounted fixtures are a popular choice for task lighting. They come in various styles and can be positioned around the vanity area to cast light evenly across the face, reducing shadows. These can also be ideal for creating focal points in a space and can add another level of accent lighting, while forming part of the spaces style pallet. 


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These include flush-mount or semi-flush-mount lights that provide general illumination. You can find these in a range of designs to match your bathroom's style. Ceiling fixtures can also include the use of multi-purpose lighting, such as 3 in 1 heater units that incorporate a light, exhaust fan and heater in 1 central point. 


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Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting fixtures are typically installed flush into the ceiling, offering a sleek and contemporary appearance. Their versatility allows them to serve various purposes, including general lighting, task lighting, or accent lighting.

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Step Lights

Step lights cast a soft light onto the floor surface and can act as a guiding light or as another level of ambience. Our range of LiveWell step lights even has a low-light night mode which is perfect for late-night bathroom visits.  

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Pendant Lights

Pendant lights add a final touch of sophistication to your bathroom as accent or decorative lighting. With a variety of styles available, you'll find one to suit your style.  Always Ensure your installer positions them away from wet areas for safety.

Placement

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Ceiling-mounted fixtures are usually placed in the centre of the bathroom to provide general illumination. They should be bright enough to evenly light the space without causing harsh shadows.  

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Consider waterproof and sealed lighting fixtures to provide proper illumination inside the shower. Waterproof options are essential for safe, effective shower lighting while adding an extra layer of ambience.

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Place vanity lights on both sides of the mirror to provide even and shadow-free lighting for grooming and makeup application. You could also place a light above the mirror to project light outward or angle the light into the mirror to reflect evenly onto your face.

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Dimmer switches give you the flexibility to adjust the brightness of the lighting to create a relaxing atmosphere for baths or nighttime bathroom visits. Our Artisan Dimmers are stylish designed for wet areas, with an IP44 rating.  


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When planning your bathroom lighting, consider the overall design aesthetic, the tasks you'll perform in the space, and the mood you want to create. Combining different types of lighting can help you achieve a well-lit and aesthetically pleasing bathroom environment.