Whether you are getting ready in the morning, taking a relaxing shower or visiting the toilet at night, having the right lighting enhances the experience.
Depending on where you need to install light in the bathroom, there are various factors that you should be aware of. To make sure you are choosing the right, we will provide you with our best tips and tricks regarding bathroom lighting.
Before you install the light sources in your bathroom, it is important that you apply the strict regulations concerned lamps within wet areas.
Due to the high levels of moisture and stream, the type of lighting and its locations are determined by bathroom lighting zones. In most countries, the bathroom lighting zones are divided into three zones: zone 0, zone 1 and zone 2.
Please note that the regulations are guiding, and they vary depending on the country you live in.
See all lamps for zone 2 (IP44-65) here
See all lamps for zone 1 (IP65) here
Covers the inner of the bathtub or the shower basin and arears where the lamp will be under water. Nordlux does not carry lamps for zone 0 (IP68).
Covers the area above area 0 at a height up to 2.25 meters.
Covers the area 60 cm from the shower cubicle, shower basin or bathtub edge within a height of 2.25 meters.
Outside the above-mentioned zones all lamps (IP20 or higher) can be placed.
Ceiling lighting 'IP S4'
Installing recessed spots into the ceiling will provide an even light, that light up the entire room. If you aren’t the biggest fan of recessed spots, you can easily light up the room using plafond lights or wall lamps. Just make sure, that they all follow the correct IP ratings of your country.
IP means International Protection and indicates how safe the lamp is against dust and water. The first number indicates the degree of density, and the second number indicates the degree of protection against water.
Read more about the meaning of IP ratings here.
Zone 0: Lamps in this area must be at least IP68
Zone 1: Lamps in this area must be least IP65
Zone 2: Lamps in this area must be least IP44-IP66
If you want to be sure that the light can be used in all zones except from zone 0, you can buy a lamp with the highest IP rating (IP65).
Explore our recessed light assortment here.
As we typically start and end the day in front of the mirror in the bathroom, great lighting around the mirror is just as important as the ceiling light. Installing a lamp above or vertically next to your mirror prevent the light to cast shadows on your face, when applying makeup, shaving or brushing teeth.
Our IP assortment are excellent lamps providing great ceiling light. Read more about our IP assortment here.