Like kitchens, bathrooms need practical and functional lighting solutions for a primarily task-oriented space. If the lighting is too little, you will not be able to see what you’re doing. But if the lighting is too much, or poor placement can cause glare issues. However, you may want something looks beautiful in your kitchen. Something with style and quality that both suits your decoration style.
Bathrooms will have a new change if you use a lighting design. So how to choose a perfect bathroom vanity lighting? It’s not as difficult as you might imagine. There are some things to consider when you are choosing and installing the bathroom lighting. The following questions are the ones I hear most often from my customers.
“Help! The lighting in my bathroom is terrible and unflattering. What are my options for really nice mirror lighting? Is that the same thing as vanity lighting? Where do I start?”
Yes, vanity lighting may be defined as a light fixture installed above. Two ways to remember when choosing fixtures for your bathroom are CRI (Color Rendering Index), and color temperature.
In terms of CRI, choose a fixture with a high CRI (90+ is preferred). If you wish to use an energy-efficient LED or fluorescent light source, ensure your selection has a CRI or at least 90. This provides excellent color rendering in bathroom settings.
For color temperature, try selecting fixtures with a warm color temperature (2700K – 3000K). Many find warm color temperatures more flattering than cool ones, because they are similar to the incandescent lights most people have become used to.
“At what height should I install wall mounted bathroom lighting such as bath bars and vanity lighting?”
If you are mounting wall sconces on each side of your mirror, you should mount them with the center of the fixtures about 60″ high and about 28″ apart. If you are mounting a bath bar above the mirror, it should be mounted about 78″ high.
“What are my options for energy efficient bathroom vanity lighting? Are LED fixtures available?”
LED and fluorescent fixtures are available for bathroom lighting. These are great energy efficient options that last a long time, and many LED bath bars and LED vanity lights are dimmable when paired with the appropriate dimmer.
“How much light is the ideal amount for a bathroom?”
I always say the more lighting the better, because you can always dim lights. Consider a layered lighting plan for the bathroom. This is an ideal solution that can address the different lighting needs various areas in the bathroom.