Bathroom lighting -
this is what you need to pay attention to

Bathroom lighting should not only be functional, but also provide the perfect light.

We have the tips so that you can make your bathroom shine in full beauty.

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Bathroom lighting should not only be functional, but also provide the perfect light.

We have the tips so that you can make your bathroom shine in full beauty.

Light in the bathroom makes the difference

Bathrooms are rooms where we relax and unwind. Lighting plays a crucial role in this: it can make the room look cozy and comfortable or cool and uncomfortable. That is why it is important to consider a few points when planning the bathroom lighting.

First of all, you should consider what function the light in the bathroom should perform. Should it only provide general lighting for the room or should it also be used as a design element? Depending on what function the light in the bathroom should fulfill, you should rely on a harmonious interplay of basic, zone and accent lighting for the right room illumination.

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Basic lighting

Bathroom lighting should be one thing above all – functional. The right basic lighting is the basis for this. Basic lighting is responsible for the general illumination of a room and is also called general lighting.

The aim of basic lighting is to provide uniform light in the room without dazzling or casting disturbing shadows. Luminaires with diffuse light, e.g. classic ceiling luminaires, as well as panel luminaires, recessed luminaires and special wall luminaires are suitable for this purpose.

Tip: Depending on the time of day, the requirements for light change. In the morning, you need bright light to wake up and for daily morning routines, and in the evening, warm light to relax. Dimmable luminaires can be used to adjust the bathroom lighting to the needs.

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights come in all sorts of shapes and colors, so they can match any interior style. They can be attached directly to the ceiling or hang from a cable and are usually easy to install.

On trend: pendant lights create a great atmosphere in the bathroom and are therefore becoming increasingly popular. Especially in combination with head mirror lamps in gold, copper or black they look convincing.

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Panel lights

Modern and very flat panel lights provide a beautiful diffused ambient lighting, avoiding harsh shadows. That’s why it is also called “beauty light” and is perfect in the morning bathroom routine.

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Recessed lights

With their minimalist design, they recede into the room and make your bathroom shine. However, when planning, it should be noted that recessed luminaires are installed within the ceiling and therefore a suspended ceiling is necessary.

Wall lights

Most wall sconces emit their light mainly upwards and downwards, and therefore are not suitable for basic lighting. However, there are some models that spread their light more widely and can be used basic lighting.

Zone lighting

With zone lighting, you can create a pleasant brightness in the areas of the bathroom that need more light. In the bathroom, it is mainly used around the mirror and washbasin. A good mirror luminaire is crucial for optimal visibility during body and facial care. This is best achieved with light that radiates diffusely to the front and thus causes hardly any shadowing.

Accent lighting

Lighting in the bathroom should not only be functional, but also create a pleasant ambience. Accent lighting turns a simple bathroom into an oasis of well-being. Table lamps or battery lamps with softly diffused mood lighting create the perfect atmosphere. Placed on the bathroom shelf, windowsill, etc., the lights set the right accents and help you relax and unwind.

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Safety standards for bathroom lighting

Lighting in the bathroom should be not only functional and atmospheric, but also safe. These safety standards are indicated by the IP value.

The abbreviation “IP” stands for “Internal Protection” and is a recognized European standard. The first digit after “IP” stands for protection against foreign bodies (value 0-6), the second digit stands for protection against water (value 0-8). The higher the individual digits, the better the protection of the device.

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