Bathroom Lighting
Littman Bros |  January 24, 2018

Tips for Optimal Bathroom Lighting

Choosing the right lighting for any room in your home can be an overwhelming task for many people, and selecting the right light fixtures for your bathroom is no exception. There are many factors to take into consideration during the process, and each area of your bathroom has different lighting needs. In today’s post, we’ll review four helpful tips that will help you get the most out of your bathroom lighting redesign while keeping your budget in tact.

Whether you are shopping for bathroom vanity fixtures or flush mount ceiling lights, Littman Bros. Lighting has your modern lighting needs covered. We have thousands of bathroom fixtures to choose from in our online catalog that are sure to suit your style preference and budget. Browse our lighting products online now or head over to our Schaumburg showroom today!

Four Bathroom Lighting Design Considerations

Natural Light Sources

When planning their bathroom lighting design, many homeowners overlook the opportunity to incorporate natural light sources into the space. If you are considering renovating your bathroom or you are building a new home, incorporating multiple sources of daytime light is an energy-efficient way to illuminate the space and brighten your mood at the same time. Installing a skylight is an easy way for you to let the warmth and brightness of the sun in while maintaining your privacy. If you are lucky enough to have some distance between you and your neighbor, adding a small window also increases the level of natural light in your bathroom and provide a secondary means of ventilation.

Proper Vanity Lighting

The lighting design that you choose for your vanity is one of the most important factors to consider for optimal bathroom lighting. Although home improvement shows make it seem as easy as choosing a few stylish bathroom vanity fixtures, ensuring that your vanity has the proper task lighting for your beauty and grooming routing is not quite that simple. In order to avoid casting troublesome shadows, we recommend installing vanity fixtures that are at eye level on either side of the mirror. This will allow your face to be illuminated evenly, head-on from both sides rather than overhead. If you don’t have space beside the mirror, you can always add an extra element of style by hanging a couple of modern pendant lights or sconces.

Code-Compliant Bath and Shower Lights

If you are in the process of refinishing your bathroom, you may choose to update the lighting in your bath and shower area. The current lighting fixture may be outdated, or it may no longer provide the amount of light that you desire. No matter where you live, there are very specific building codes that must be adhered to when illuminating wet spaces. For example, most building codes prohibit hanging or open lights eight feet above the tub, or three feet in front of it. Downlights that are damp-rated or wet-rated will be your best bet for these areas, and many bath and shower lighting solutions offer hidden ventilation features that will ensure condensation is efficiently removed from the bathroom.

Nighttime Illumination

If you have ever been woken up by the bright flash of a bathroom light in the middle of the night when your partner or child goes to the bathroom, you probably understand the value of having a low-level light source for nighttime restroom visits. Not only is the harsh overhead light disruptive to anyone nearby, it is also a rude awakening for the person using the facilities. Homeowners can benefit from having a low-wattage nighttime light source that provides adequate lighting for the task at hand. Installing hall or step lights on the walls or along the toe kick of cabinets will get the job done, or if you have wall cabinets in your bathroom, under cabinet lights can also do the trick.

Modern Bathroom Vanity Fixtures and More!

Are you shopping for updated fixtures for your bathroom renovation or looking for affordable lighting design options for your new home build? Littman Bros. Lighting is here for you! We offer a wide variety of bathroom vanity fixtures and other lighting solutions that are sure to please, and our experts would love to speak with you. Call us at 847-895-5155 now to speak with a friendly member of our team, browse our bathroom lighting inspiration page, or swing by our showroom to receive face-to-face assistance. We look forward to helping you!