Bathroom Lighting

Bathroom Lighting

Bathrooms are no more the Spartan spaces they used to be. Luxury has taken over practicality, and design over functionality. However, along with the decorative elements, there are a few practical considerations which cannot be ignored. Efficient lighting fixtures are a crucial aspect of bathroom design and have embraced fashion and style, along with serving the purpose of their being.

How to illuminate your bathroom successfully :-

We need to understand the functionality that lights provide to our bathing and grooming space. Where there are general illuminators like ceiling lights, tube lights and wall sconce which suffice most of the lighting needs of the area, there are decorative lights for ambience and task lights for specific areas and activities like personal grooming and styling.

Fluorescent lighting is used most commonly in bathrooms for its energy efficiency despite the fact that it gives a green and pale visual effect. You can look attractive in incandescent lights though they are not as energy efficient. Natural lights should be used to the maximum in the day time as you look your most natural self under their influence.

The modern day witnesses fluorescent fixtures with dimmable ballasts, accurate color representation, cool white and full spectrum colors, along with higher quality materials and innovative design styles. Therefore, fluorescents can deliver beautifully lighted rooms and keep power bills lower.

Recessed Lighting may provide your bathroom with spot lighting. It might also serve as the main source of illumination. If you are building a new bathroom or your bathroom is gutted, recessed lighting can be of great advantage to you. However if these are the only lights you are using in your bathroom, you might fall into a shadow trap preventing you to see yourself clearly in the mirror.


Other than the Fluorescents, Solar tubes have started gaining popularity in the line of energy efficient lights. They can be installed through the roof and fit between the rafters and ceiling joints, capturing direct light. Light emitting diode (LED) lamps are also gaining momentum for bathroom lights though just as an additional light source and not as the main illuminator