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How Bathroom Lighting Can Soothe You

Having the right bathroom lighting can soothe away a day's stress. This is the room where you refresh at the start and end of the day. It is important for this room to be bright and comfortable. Below are some things to consider in making the lighting in your bathroom more relaxing.

Light intensity

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and needing to use the bathroom. Being bombarded by intense light can be painful and not something you want to encounter at anytime of the day or night. 

Consider installing a low light level energy efficient night light that can be left on during night hours or alternatively operated by a sensor. The soft light from this type of fitting offers enough light during night hours to find your way to and from the bathroom avoid the necessity to turn on brighter task lights. This is particularly useful for young children or elderly people whose sight is poor. This type of night light can also be put to good use when you want to have a relaxing soothing bath without bright light to distract your relaxation.

Bathroom task lighting should have enough brightness to allow you to see and do things without it harming your eyes. A dimmer function on your light fixtures can help you adjust the lights to a comfortable level to cover the different requirements of a bathroom.

When choosing vanity lighting for your bathroom remember lights placed either side of the mirror or above the mirror will work far more effectively then ceiling mounted or recessed lights, as these will create shadows over the contours of your face. It is also important to choose lights with a natural Kelvin colour temperature between 4000K to 5000K and a good Colour Rendering Index of 80CRI plus.

Making the right choice of colour temperature and CRI will mean that what you see in the mirror will be the same as what you see in natural daylight. This is particularly important when it comes to applying makeup.

Natural lighting

Sunshine is not only good for you. It is also good for your bathroom. Natural lighting helps make the area more calm and soothing. To ensure enough light is entering your bathroom, make sure your windows are clean. Wipe the glass with a clean cloth and remove any dust from the covers or blinds.

Light coloured walls

While you do not need an excessive amount of lighting fixtures to get the right amount of illumination in your bathroom, having a variety of lighting options can help cover your different moods, dramatic spot lights over basins, taps and fixtures for example can create a beautiful display, soft low mounted wall light for night lighting and vanity lights are decorative and functional all these lighting options help to create different moods.

You choice of wall and surface finishes will also have an effect on how the light works and reflects in your bathroom. Consider using light coloured paint or wallpaper to help bounce the brightness around the room. This can also help make your bathroom brighter when exposed to natural lighting. By following the tips above, you can look forward to a soothing bathroom any time of the day.

If you are looking for affordable lighting fixtures for a relaxing atmosphere, consider Discount Lighting. Visit our website to start ordering today or view our huge range available in-store!

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