Photo credit: Lutron Electronics Co.
Designing With Light
in the Bathroom
In the bathroom, it is most important to provide a
good source of illumination on both sides of the mirror
for grooming, applying makeup and shaving. Fixtures
with bulbs concealed by shades will provide excellent
illumination that is shadow-free and glare-free. In
small bathrooms, fixtures at the mirror will provide
adequate illumination for the entire room. In larger
bathrooms, an additional ceiling fixture is needed
for general lighting. Layering is most important in
bathrooms to achieve cross illumination.
For small mirrors,
sides of your face
the mirror also
with halogen incandescent, LED or CFL bulbs behind
glass or fabric shades will provide the most effective
Photo credit: Hudson Valley Lighting
Lighting strips around the bathroom mirrors with
exposed bulbs were a popular solution for many years.
These fixtures remain available, although there are now
many other options available that provide good lighting
that is also glare-free.