Tips for Bathroom Lighting
Bathroom lighting is essential for several reasons. Top architectural design firms in Pakistan believe that good lighting for your bathroom is pivotal for providing pleasing ambiance to a room which is often viewed as a space of relaxation and pampering.
Before we start, it is imperative to understand the different types of light:
- Ambient light: This type of light generally sets the mood for the room and takes the place of daylight.
- Task light: This is any light that increases the visibility in part of a room and helps the performance of any tasks.
- Accent light: This is controlled lighting that is used to highlight interior features of a room.
Below are a few tips to help you find the most appropriate lights that will best suit your bathroom area.
Ceiling Lights for Your Bathroom
The best way to ensure you have enough ambient light in your bathroom is by having well-positioned ceiling lights. Many suppliers offer light fittings that are well shielded and designed to be located out of reach. Bathroom ceiling lights are often completely encased, to protect against shorting and the risk of electric shocks.
More recently, ambient pendant lighting in bathrooms is gaining mass following. Traditionally, pendant fittings have not been used in bathrooms. The installation of this type of light needs great consideration for any possible risks. To thwart pendant lights from shorting, ensure your bathroom has excellent ventilation which is in operation at all times. Ventilation could be from windows or a fan.
Construction companies in Lahore suggest that in order to prevent electric shocks, you must ensure that your light fitting cannot easily be touched. It is strongly advised that you discuss the height of the light you choose with your electrician and the supplier of the fitting. More traditional ceiling lights in the bathroom, such as heater lights are still very popular, as are down lights and spotlights.
Wall Lights for Your Bathroom
Wall lighting is the ideal way to complement your bathroom wall mirrors as well as the ambient light created by the ceiling lights. Wall lights can be quite multipurpose. They also provide much needed variety in the bathroom. They come in many attractive shapes and sizes and add to the decorative effect in your bathroom.
You can try creating small niches on the main wall, add a few decorations like miniature live plants and shower accessories with spotlights on top.
Another idea is that you place Arezzo Chrome or Hector-Mini Globe hanging lights on this main wall, of course in tone that goes with the rest of the theme followed in the bathroom.
Some popular Vanity Lights for the bathroom are as follows
- Rain Drop- Pendant Light
- Float Glide- Wall Sconce
- Opus Wall Mounted- Double Sconce with Glass Shades
- Helio Wall Mounted- Single Arm Sconce with Glass Shade
- Modern Taper- Double Sconce with Glass Shades
Ensure your ambient lighting has dimmers so you can adjust the lighting to your mood. Also, keep your light switches in a handy and safe location. You must as well think about what you will be doing when you need to alter your lighting requirements.
If you want to keep your shower room simple or don’t want to install the bulky light fixtures, you can consider having the vanity mirror with backlighting. The rectangular lighting behind the mirror acts as the accent lighting, which provides supplementary lighting for makeup. In front of the backlit mirror, you can clearly see the cosmetics you apply to your face.
Vanity lighting is the most important task for your bathroom. It is important to choose a unit that will give you a concentrated form of daylight. You could either consult your lighting supplier and your electrician, or possibly speak with a lighting consultant. A 24-inches long 3-light bar for your vanity area, as well as a 2-light bar would be perfect for any bathroom. The style and design could vary from Poleis, Farmhouse or Vintage to Modern Crystal or Silver Grove, depending on the overall theme of your bathroom. Try getting your hands on Brushed Nickel, Steel or Glass finishes, as they enhance the ambiance of the washroom.
Some Vanity Lights most popular in luxury home designs in Pakistan for bathrooms are as follows:
- Chende Hollywood Style LED
- Possini Euro Design LED Vanity Bar Fixture
- Hans & Alice LED Backlit Makeup Mirror (comes with dimmable lights)
- Westinghouse Lighting Wall Fixture
Some points to ponder are that the lights in your bathroom, be them Ceiling, Wall or Vanity, must be the following
- Elegant in design
- Compact in size
- Affordable in price
Your bathroom may be the least of the well-considered spaces in your house; however it is one of the most essential spaces and must be given considerable attention in terms of planning and ornamentation. Consider the aforementioned tips when choosing the lights for your bathroom and create an extravagant-looking bathroom with a unique and impressive lighting decor.