In part one of our two-part series on bathroom lighting placement, we talked briefly about how you can transform your bathroom with task lighting, accent lighting, and ambient lighting while maintaining a consistent look and feel throughout your home. Deciding where to place your bathroom lighting can be difficult, which is why in part two of our series on bathroom lighting, we will be offering some more pieces of information that you should consider when it comes time to replace your outdated bathroom light fixtures.
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Once you have meticulously chosen the perfect light fixtures for your home’s bathroom, you will next want to consider which type of bulb is most suitable for your needs. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind while shopping for bathroom light bulbs is to try to mimic natural sunlight as much as possible. This can be achieved by purchasing light bulbs that have a warmer color temperature.
Color temperature is measured in Kelvins, a scale that determines the warmth or coolness of a bulb’s color. Generally, a light bulb with a lower Kelvin rating will have yellow and orange hues, while a light bulb possessing a higher Kelvin rating will offer brighter, blue light. Since many use their bathroom as a means to prepare for their big day ahead, it is essential to purchase light bulbs for your bathroom that are anywhere from 3,000 to 4,000 Kelvin. Light bulbs with these Kelvin ratings are considered neutral white, meaning that you will be provided with the truest representation of daylight while applying makeup or shaving.
Lighting Under Cabinetry
An exceptional form of ambient lighting can sometimes be found under bathroom cabinetry and is known as under cabinet lighting or under vanity lighting. Often, when waking to make a trip to the bathroom during the middle of the night, turning on your bathroom lighting can be a shock to your body, making it difficult to fall back asleep once you reach your bedroom. Under cabinet lighting works to remove the need for turning on lights at night by offering a soft glow that gently illuminates your bathroom’s pathways.
Don’t Put Lighting Above Your Mirror
While many may think that a light fixture above your bathroom’s mirror is necessary, the truth is that placing lighting above your vanity area can create unpleasant shadows that make it much more difficult to apply makeup or shave. Instead of placing lighting above your bathroom’s mirror, consider placing two light fixtures on both sides of your mirror so that your face is evenly lit and free of any shadowing that may occur otherwise. This simple trick will save you a significant amount of time and frustration in the mornings when getting ready for the day ahead.
We hope that you enjoyed our two-part series on how you can place your bathroom lighting strategically for the most aesthetic results possible. However, if you would like more assistance when it comes time to purchase lighting products for your bathroom, get in touch with the lighting experts at The Light House Gallery today! Our lighting showroom is filled with the highest quality lighting products for you to choose from, so that you can be confident knowing that you are making a purchase that will continue to impress you for many years to come. If you have any additional questions or concerns, or would simply like to learn more about our business’s 55 years of continued success, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of knowledgeable staff members today!