Littman Bros |  November 12, 2009

The Essential Components of Bathroom Lighting

Proper bathroom lighting is important to ensure that your space will emit ample amounts of illumination.  Selecting the right layers of lighting for a bathroom will allow you to create a highly functional space.  Function and fashion are combined in this setting to make sure lighting is layered with both ambient and accent fixtures, as well as task lighting.

Bathroom lighting wall sconces or linear lights should surround  the width of the mirror or vanity.  You want to provide even facial illumination necessary for eliminating dark circles and shadows. Vanity lights must be bright enough so you can see to shave or apply make-up, yet soft enough to compliment facial features.

In small spaces, bathroom lighting will consist of a single fixture that will illuminate the entire space.  Larger bathrooms will require additional ceiling light  or general lighting.  Tub and shower enclosures should also be taken into account when creating a lighting plan for any bathroom.   Shower and tub lighting is especially important in cases where the general lighting is blocked by a shower curtain.  Similar down lights are also recommended over whirlpool baths or in saunas.

Hinkley Lighting designs a vast array of collections that specialize in combining the optimal amount of wattage for ceiling lights, wall sconces, and other fixtures that will enhance and add depth to your bathroom lighting scheme.