To follow up from our recent post on IP zones and the appropriate ratings for bathroom lights we have put together a selection of tips and tricks to consider when purchasing new or updated lighting for your bathroom.
Place a wall light either side of a mirror at face height, this provides the best lighting and helps to eliminate shadows. A more economical option would be to place one wall light in the centre above a mirror.
Having the bathroom lighting on a dimmer system gives you the option to combine task lighting with a more ambient soft light when needed.
Our range of bathroom wall lights and pendants come with a G9 halogen bulb within a water tight capsule. This bulb is also available as an energy efficient LED which will be longer lasting and more cost effective. Consider a ribbed or prismatic glass to subtly disguise the capsule. This glass also produces lovely refractive patterns on the surrounding walls.
By matching the finishes and materials of your lights with other metal hardware in the room such as the taps and door handles it helps to create a cohesive feel. It's best to consult with your electrician on which lights they're happy to fit and on the IP rating needed but information can be found online.
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Most of our lights can be converted for bathroom use, excluding adjustable fittings such as the spotlights and adjustable reading lights. If you've seen a light on our website that you'd like to use in your bathroom which isn't in our bathroom range then please contact us to enquire.
We hope you have found this post useful, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have so if you are in any doubt about which lights you require then feel feel to give us a call - 01989 567416.