Within most homes, the bathroom is typically the smallest room, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it shouldn’t be as cozy or illuminated as the other rooms of the house. As the number of light sources helps to create an atmosphere, the possibilities are endless. Therefore, we will provide you with our best tips and tricks regarding bathroom lighting.
When you have to decide where to install the light sources into the 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 four zones - zone 0, zone 1, zone 2 and zone 3. 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
Nordlux does not provide lamps for zone 0 (IP68)
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.
Explore our recessed light assortment here.
Read more about the meaning of IP ratings 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.
The light in the shower area should be both functional and relaxing. If your shower has a fixed shower head, you should avoid installing recessed spots right above it. The light won’t be good, since the shower head will cover a lot of the light.
Installing LED spots as hidden ceiling light will provide a soft light, and a sense of natural daylight.
Visiting the bathroom during the night, you don’t want to be awakened too much by the bathroom lighting. Using LED strips or wall lamps, like our IP S16 beneath wall mounted cabinets or behind the toilet will provide a comfortable, and not too bright light.
Being able to change the lighting and atmosphere to be more relaxing, you should add dimmers. Using the Nordlux MoodMakerTM function on your traditional wall switch, you can easily change the light, with two, three or even four clicks – depending on the product.
Read more about the MoodMakerTM function and assortment here.