Bathroom vanity lighting adds elegance and improves your visibility in the bathroom. Learn about bathroom vanity lighting and tips with today's blog post.
Every morning, the bathroom is where you brush your teeth, put on make-up and get ready for the day. One of the most important parts of the bathroom is the mirror, and the surrounding lighting. If it’s too bright the light will make your skin look harsh. If it is too dim, you won’t be able to see what you are doing. Using the right bathroom vanity lighting can solve this.
CHOOSING BATHROOM VANITY LIGHTING
Here is our guide to picking bathroom vanity lighting that will give you the best illumination and help you have a bright day.
#1 Model Bathroom Vanity Lighting after Daylight
Natural light is the most flattering light. Our skin, hair, makeup and clothes look best in daylight. This light can be achieved by using lighting fixtures with white shades. The second way to mimic natural light is through choosing the right light bulbs.
#2 Choose the Best Light Bulbs
Choosing the right light bulb for your bathroom vanity lighting is so important. In order to get that natural light feel with light bulbs you are going to have to look at their specifications. With incandescent light bulbs, find the bulbs classified with “white” color. OR check to make sure their color temperature is between 2700 K and 3000K. Also consider Compact Fluorescent bulbs, just make sure the color rendering is above 90. This will give you a natural lighting effect.
Lastly, are LEDs. These lights have become increasingly more popular. Similar to the other two lights you are going to want to make sure that the color temperature is between 2700K and 3000K, or that the color rending is above 90 for the most natural lighting effects.
#3 Flank the Mirror with Lights
If your bathroom light is just coming from the ceiling, it won’t be enough. The lighting from the ceiling can cast shadows on your face. Instead mount lights to the side of the mirror. Have the brightest parts of the lights in line with your face. If you can’t fit lights on the side of the mirror, you could also try mounting a light above the mirror. This is one of the biggest benefits of using bathroom vanity lighting.
#4 Install a Dimmer
While the bright light is needed at the beginning of the day, it is less conducive at night when you want to relax and take a break. The dimmer vanity lights will be perfect for a warm soak in the tub after a long day.
Making these small changes to your vanity bathroom lighting will help improve the overall feeling to your bathroom. If you need help with light fixtures or advice on better illumination, contact us today!