Bathroom lighting has evolved so much from the conventional harsh ceiling bulb and it is really something to take advantage of when renovating the bathroom. Lighting is crucial in the modern home for creating the right mood and overall impression of a room, and of course it also needs to be safe and practical.
There is an all-embracing range of bathroom lighting to choose from, all of which is utilitarian, effective in setting the tone of the room and in addition is a stylish design feature of the bathroom. Implementing a few different lighting options is also possible, meaning you have a choice of lighting depending on your mood and the function you require the lighting for. For example, early in the morning you may need a bright light to wake you up in the shower; whereas an evening bath may call for low lighting to aid relaxation.
With so many bathroom lighting options it may become daunting, but we’ve put together all the facts and essential information for you to make an informed choice. Identify what effect you are trying to create in the room, and choose the lighting option which will best generate it from our fantastic range of bathroom accessories.
Choosing the Ideal Bathroom Lighting
Downlighting adds a contemporary glow to any bathroom, and can be fitted all over the room; even directly above the shower. They are installed into a hollow opening and have the power to transform any bathroom into an appealing space. Low voltage downlights are efficient due to their low wattage requirements, and additionally can be adjusted and dimmed to amend perfectly to your current mood. Also available in the downlights range are fire rated downlights, which have a higher fire resistant quality than most and meet more legal requirements than regular lighting.
Downlights are the ultimate choice for an enlightening, safe and practical shower experience. Alternatively downlights can be used to lighten a particular area of the bathroom such as above the basin or above furniture items such as a vanity unit. This can help to create a focal point for your bathroom by highlighting a certain aspect of the room.
These lights can look similar to downlights but come in an extensive range of sizes, designs and energy options. If your bathroom deserves a spot of luxury then why not install spotlights? The more traditional bathroom may call for a large round ceiling light or one of the other hanging varieties in the wide spectrum. LED ceiling lights are a popular choice to add a fresh white light or a warm glow to any bathroom; they also boast an 80% energy saving factor compared to a halogen mains light. Ceiling lights are useful for bathrooms with little or no natural light as they ensure you have sufficient illumination to carry out your daily routine.
Lighting above or around the mirror is the most practical and functional place to install light where we need it most. A bathroom mirror light can be a statement feature in the room, or it can be installed to make the bathroom a more efficient place to get ready in the morning or evening. Making sure your mirror has sufficient illumination ensures that tasks such as shaving or applying makeup are carried out easily. People may wish to use the mirror lights alone as a more ambient lighting for a relaxing soak in the bath. Combining a mirror light and ceiling light will create good illumination that won’t fail to brighten up your bathroom.
If you choose to install shower lights you will illuminate your showering space which will help you out on those dark winters’ mornings. Good lighting within the shower is important so that it remains a safe space. If you have splashed out on a luxury shower enclosure then why wouldn’t you want it to be the star of the show? Shower lights tend to be a softer lighting which can create a warming glow to your room rather than harsh overhead lighting. Shower lights can be placed at different heights according to your personal preference too. The wall mounted design of these lights provides you with this flexibility of placement.
Whatever the type of lighting effect you are aiming for in your bathroom we are confident here at Bella Bathrooms that we will have the ideal lighting solution for you. Whether you choose a single lighting solution or use a whole host of different spot lights and wall lights to truly illuminate the area you will find a suitable style from our collection. Always remember to provide yourself with the correct lighting for the way you wish to use your bathroom space be it bright lighting for your daily routine or softer lighting for a relaxing haven.