In this day and age, bathroom spas are all the rage. Having an in-home spa to relax in is getting quite popular, and more and more people are choosing to have their everyday hum-drum bathroom remodeled into something that resembles a professional spa, complete with fancy multi-stream shower and a variety of light fixtures. Because we sell bathroom lighting in Delaware, we’ve been keeping an eye on this trend. Here are a few suggestions on how to best use bathroom lighting in your new spa.
Bathroom lighting fixtures should not extend beyond the bathroom mirror. You should also always have lighting from more than one angle. That way, you don’t have to worry about shadows across your face as you are trying to apply make-up or style your hair.
Accent bathroom lighting and dimmer switches are a great idea, especially for those late-night trips to the bathroom when you don’t want to turn on a bright overhead light. And you should consider recessed lighting for your shower or tub. This is a great way to make sure it’s easy to see in the shower. It can help prevent you from slipping, and this is an effective way to light up a shower that is enclosed in opaque walls.
And while it might be tempting to look into fluorescent lighting for your bathroom, this is usually a bad idea. This type of lighting does not compliment anyone’s skin tone, and it makes it difficult to see how your make-up truly looks on your skin. More natural lighting is your best bet.
And a general rule of thumb is light fixtures that are placed over a mirror should be at least 80 inches off of the floor. Sconces should be at least 60 inches off of the floor. The sconces should be about two feet apart and no more than 42 inches apart.
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