The lighting in your bathroom is very important both to the look and the function of this room. For this reason you need to choose your bathroom light fixtures with care, to ensure that these lights enhances your décor and provides adequate lighting for various tasks such as putting on make up and shaving.
Bathroom Ceiling Lights
Bathroom ceiling lights provide general lighting for your bathroom. Bathroom light fixtures for the ceiling should be unobtrusive while still providing adequate lighting for showering or simply using the room. Recessed downlight makes excellent bathroom ceiling lights because the light fixtures are recessed up your bathroom ceiling and aren’t seen at all. Only the light itself, and neat frame shows in the room and these are flush with the ceiling giving your ceiling a cleaner neater appearance.
Best of all you can place as many recessed ceiling lights as need to provide you with the right amount of light for the size of your bathroom.
Most recessed ceiling lights are adjustable allowing you focus the beams of light just where they are are needed the most.
Bathroom Wall Lights
Bathroom wall lights are normally used for task lighting and most often are used above or beside you bathroom vanity mirror to provide the right lighting for completely various tasks such as styling your hair, putting on make-up or shaving. These lights come in various sizes are designed to fit over or next to various mirror sizes and often have covers designed to soften and diffuse the light so that you don’t get any glare from the light hitting the mirror.
Bathroom light fixtures for the wall should be simple and match the home’s and bathroom’s décor. If you are placing the light near the sink then look for a bathroom wall light that is at least IP44 rated to help ensure your safety.
For smaller bathroom’s that don’t need a large or high wattage bathroom light fixture, you might want to try a small round light that can function either as ceiling or wall light. This way you will have the lighting you need without wasting electricity by having a light and bathroom light fixture that is too large for a small room.
LED Bathroom Light Fixtures
Today bathroom light fixtures for both home and hotel bathrooms have become extremely popular. There are a number of reasons for this type of light’s popularity. First, LED lights are extremely energy efficient using only ½ or less of the power used by other lighting sources. This can have a huge effect on your lighting bill, especially in cases of hotels that need dozens and dozens of hotel bathroom light fixtures for their guest bathrooms.
LED bathroom lighting is also low maintenance, long-lasting and environmentally friendly since they are 100% recyclable. They also come in a variety of different sizes and styles.
LED bathroom light fixtures do need to be hard wired directly into your 110/240 electric main, and so wiring should be done by a professional qualified electrician.