Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your house. This is where you head to first thing in the morning to groom yourself for the day. It’s important that you get the right lighting in order to give the bathroom a luxurious feel. It doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg; you just need to be creative and have an idea of what you want to achieve. Lighting fixtures will be determined by your individual taste and preferences, size of your bathroom, and the budget at your disposal. Here in London, fci is your trusted supplier and installer of original and high quality bathroom lighting fixtures. Below, we have compiled a quick guide to help you know all you need to about luxury bathroom lighting.
- Mixing different colors; considering that a bathroom is where we shower, shave, and apply makeup, it’s important that we have sufficient light to do it well. But some home owners often make the mistake of settling for one bright light that’s placed at the top, to light the entire bathroom. Yet, there’s nothing creative or inspiring in such! Instead, opt for different lighting fixtures, each with a different color and with a specific purpose. You can combine foot candles with wall lights to illuminate the showering areas, another near the sink or the mirror you use to shave, and so on.
- For the bathroom cabinets and lockers, overhead fluorescent and LED lights give the space a warm and welcoming feel. Building rules and regulations are often very particular on how whirlpools and tubs should be lit. For starters, you can’t use any lights directly above tub, or have any fixtures hanging 8 feet near the tub. You need a fixture that’s very bright, not dazzling bright; dazzling enough to throw light rays to the tub when you’re showering. There are some nice underwater mood lights that you can use to inject a romantic feel to your tub. If you opt for spotlights to mount on your walls, be sure to consider the focal point of the bathroom. Usually, you want to see where natural daylight filters in through. Bathtubs are more enjoyable to use in the daytime and as such, your artificial lighting ought to compliment this reality during the day, and replicate it in darkness.
- Although halogen light sources have been with us for long, they are still a great way of enhancing your grooming area as they give out bright white light. With such lighting, you’ll shave and apply makeup without struggling to see your skin well. Most modern lighting sources are categorized in CRI, Color Rendering Index. Pick fixtures with CRI of 80, this is what most professionals recommend; 80 and above means that the colors are bright and accurate enough. Be sure to also consider the color temperature of the color source, this is usually measured in degrees (Kelvin, K). You can pick anything from 2,700K to 3,500K; the higher the temperatures the brighter the light sources will shine. Thus, a 3,500K LED light would be more ideal for your bedroom closet, where there are clothes and you need accuracy when picking what to wear. But for a bathroom, 2,700K to 3,000K degrees will work just fine.
A good bathroom balances between privacy, comfort, and an element of luxury or class. You need to feel good each time you get to the bathroom. Here at fci London, we pride ourselves of being the leading suppliers and installers of luxury bathroom fixtures in London. Our products are original and genuine; we stock a wide variety of lighting fixtures all at very competitive prices. Talk to us today.