The Quick Guide to Bathroom Lighting

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The bathroom is one of the most active rooms in the house. From brushing your teeth, shaving, doing makeup, or even just taking a shower, people are always busy in the bathroom. It’s important to be sure those popular areas have appropriate lighting for every chore. It often works best to incorporate multiple lights in a master bathroom, while an all-in-one, single-fixture solution will do the trick in the guest bath.Get more news about aluminum housing triproof light,you can vist our website!

Layers of Lighting
To get the most out of your useable space, arrange the lighting to match how the bathroom is used. A single bright light will certainly illuminate the room, but it can also cast glare and shadows that interfere with your routine. A well planned bathroom lighting system has a solution for general lighting in the room and will meet the needs of the daily task work, too.

To read more about the different lighting techniques in planning your bathroom, check out this article on layers of light. For now, keep in mind that there are three types of lighting to work with to be sure the makeup is always perfect and no one misses a spot when shaving.

Task Lighting - Task lighting is the illumination needed in order to get exactly the right edge on your look. This is usually found in adjustable lighting or down lighting fixtures above vanities.

Ambient Lighting - With ambient lighting, such as up lighting wall fixtures, the light is above eye level and reflects into the room from the lamp as well as off the surrounding surfaces. It is all-purpose, generalized lighting, for those quick bathroom visits.

Accent Lighting - When you want to call attention to the decorative design of the room, or add a little mood lighting, go with up/down lighting fixtures to build in some accent lighting.

Light Quality
The brightness of the lights chosen should match the space, and the color of the light produced should meet the needs of the tasks that space is used for. Look for measurements that report the lumens, the kelvin, and the wattage of a bulb when making your choice in light fixtures.

Color temperature

The color temperature of a light is an indication of how warm or cool a light appears, measured in kelvins, such as 4500k. A warmer light will cast yellow or orange tones, reminiscent of the color of a candle flame. Cooler color temperatures will be white or blue, like the naturally reflective colors from the sky, or water.

With the kelvin measurements, the lower the number, the warmer the light. Bathroom lighting should be in the Cool Whites or Daylight color temperature range, so aim for a color temperature between 4000k and 6500k.


The brightness of a light is measured in lumens. The lower the number of lumens, the dimmer the light output for the bulb. The more lumens the bulb gives off, the brighter the light.

Energy use

A brighter light doesn’t have to mean using more energy. Look for a low wattage bulb to save energy, or switch to LED lights that can offer more lumens at a lower energy cost.

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