Thursday, November 12th, 2009
by Littman Bros Lighting
Lighting is an inexpensive way to make your bathroom shine. When coordinating bathroom lighting, combine fashion with function to make your fixtures emit ample amounts of light.
Good mirror lighting, like that provided by warm fluorescent vertical wall sconces will provide the 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. To reduce glare, install theatrical lighting strips with frosted bulbs around your mirror.
In small bathrooms, mirror lights will illuminate the entire room, but in larger bathrooms, an additional ceiling light is needed for general lighting. A recessed infrared heat lamp will give you added warmth on chilly mornings.
Tub and shower enclosures can be adequately lighted by placing an enclosed recessed down light in the ceiling. These down lights are also recommended over whirlpool baths or in saunas.