Bathroom lighting has two important functions and this makes it one of the hardest rooms in the home to get right. You need higher than normal levels of illumination in the bathroom to make the daily job of making yourself pretty easy there is nothing worse than not being able to see yourself properly in the mirror in the morning. The other end of this is the end of the day when you just want to relax in a warm bath; ambient soft light is what you want not light that would be bright enough for a tennis court!The majority of houses built in the last 30 years will have just the standard central ceiling light which is fine it serves a purpose but there is a huge array of other bathroom light fittings available that will create your own little boudoir, I will try to cover some of the bathroom lighting available in this article.You may want to check out interior bathroom lighting for more.
The bathroom ceiling light which features in the majority of bathrooms doesn’t have to be a standard boring light there is now a huge selection available with some ultra modern styles along with some traditional designs that even include impressive chandeliers. The central ceiling light should be considered to be the main task light of the bathroom giving good all round illumination.Let’s take a look at some of the other bathroom lighting options and how you can best use them in your bathroom.
If you are looking to go that little bit further with your bathroom ceiling then perhaps bathroom down lights would be an option. Not only do they look superbly modern but they will also give you great lighting in all areas of the bathroom, then for ambient mood lighting you could fit a dimmer switch to tone down the light when relaxing. I must point out that if you are fitting a dimmer switch it must be outside of the bathroom to comply with lighting regulations.Bathroom lights that are not often considered and really have only become popular recently are the bathroom wall light, these lights offer great general lighting in the bathroom but can also be toned down to provide a soft mood lighting using a dimmer switch outside of the bathroom as with the bathroom down lights. You will need to be careful when choosing bathroom wall lights as they must comply with the current bathroom lighting regulations with regards to safety, NEVER use wall lights meant for use in other areas of the home as these will pose a serious safety risk.