New and modern bathroom lighting for illumination and ambiance
There are some great ideas for modern bathroom lighting in remodeling projects and new home construction. It's important to have ambient lighting and a comfortable environment in our modern bathrooms
The world is a busy place and it's so difficult to find a relaxing place to unwind. The right bath area can be the perfect place for that.
It's necessary to have a main method of lighting. This is usually controlled by a switch at the door. This will be the illumination method you will use most of the time so it needs to be good.
Most people opt for 120-volt lights in or on the ceiling. This is usually an incandescent bulb or a fluorescent fixture. Recessed lights are the happening thing right now.
These don't really need to be the brightest lights because they are for general lighting. The vanity mirror, the shower, and the bath will have their own accent or task lighting.
Some people like to put a light as the main lighting source, that has movable lamps to accentuate certain areas of the bathroom. This is becoming more popular.
Bathroom vanity lighting is important for women who want to look good and important for men who prefer not to cut themselves shaving. This is called task lighting and it needs to be bright.
There are many vanity mirror lights that are perfect for this. Both fluorescent and incandescent bulbs work good for vanity mirror lighting.
If you want a light in your shower, you'll need to check with local codes. Most electrical codes now allow recessed lighting in the ceiling above the shower. A soft glow is preferable for shower lights.
Bath lighting should be relaxing and soft. Most bathroom lighting systems for baths are on a dimmer so you can find the right ambient illumination.
Recessed ceiling lights over the bath are often used.
Wall sconces above the bath are popular right now.
Low voltage lighting around baths and cabinets can be as easy as installing a rope light. The underside of bathroom cabinets is a great place to run rope lighting that can stay on all the time. That way you can find your way around the bathroom at night without turning on the main lights.
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