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By Room: Bathroom Lighting

3 February 2023

No matter the size of your bathroom, it is often the calm oasis in your home. So the correct lighting is crucial for making it a space where you feel most relaxed. The right lighting not only provides function to your bathroom, but it can also curate unexpected mood lighting, a must when it comes to winding down after a long day. Having the optimal bathroom lights can also be vital for spaces which have little to no natural light.

There are many bathroom light ideas that will actually enhance your bathroom or en-suite. It is possible to drastically improve the overall feel of your bathroom with the correct light fixtures – it can even make even the most compact bathrooms feel more spacious.

Here, we are gifting you some top bathroom inspiration to ensure you make the most of your space with great lighting.

Importance of Bathroom Zones

When choosing lighting for your bathroom you need to consider where to fit them, to maintain both your safety and the longevity of the product. As such, it is important to know where you can install the light.

Bathroom zones are based on their proximity to a water source:

Zone 0: inside the bath or shower, IP67 or above required

Zone 1: around the bathtub and shower walls - minimum IP44, ideally IP65

Zone 2: areas surrounding the bathtub, shower, and sink beyond 60cm width and 225cm from the floor - minimum IP44

Zone 3: outside zone, all areas outside Zone 1 and 2 (no water protection) - minimum IP20

Bathroom Lighting Top Picks:

Bathroom Lighting: Astro Harvard Wall Light

Astro: Harvard Wall Light

IP Rating: 44

The Astro Harvard Wall Light adds a sleek and vintage touch to your bathroom. The exposed lightbulb generates a stunning aesthetic and is unique in bathroom settings. This style takes on the form of historic lanterns and is perfect for next to your mirror, but not too close to high moisture areas.

The Harvard wall lamp is available in 4 colours, natural brass, bronze, polished stainless steel or matt black so you can find the right finish to suit your design scheme.

Bathroom Lighting: Artemide Edge 30 Suspension

Artemide Edge 30 Suspension

IP Rating: 65

The edge suspension light resembles a melting ice cube, and although quite a minimalist design the use of a suspension light in your bathroom can make quite an impact. The thermoplastic white diffuser emits a soft and diffused light, ensuring that your bathroom doesn't fall victim to harsh and unflattering light.

The high IP rating means this light can be used in high moisture settings, perfect for any area of your bathroom.

Bathroom Lighting: Nuura Liila Wall/Ceiling

Nuura Liila 1 Wall/Ceiling Light

IP Rating: 44

The Liila 1 wall and ceiling light encapsulates Nordic minimalism. A simple light, the Liila 1 can be installed on walls and ceilings, ensuring for a versatile and functional lighting solution. The optic clear shade refracts the diffused light, casting beautiful shadows around the room and providing a warm and calming environment.

This light makes a perfect ceiling light or even a light source next to your mirror.

Bathroom Lighting: Astro Terra 42 LED Floor Lights

Astro: Terra 42 LED Ground Lights

IP Rating: 67

Ground lights are an efficient way to illuminate your bathroom whilst saving as much space as possible. Ideal for smaller bathrooms or en-suites, the Terra 42 lights are rated IP65 and can withstand extreme weather conditions. The light is also weight tested and can hold a maximum drive over weight load of 800kg. The high IP rating means these can remain functional in any area of your bathroom, even by your shower.

By investing in a separate dimmable driver, these lights can be dimmed and make excellent mood lighting.

Bathroom Lighting: &Tradition Lucca LED Portable Lamp

&Tradition: Lucca LED Portable Lamp

IP Rating: 44

Lucca creates a charming ambience for your bathroom. The elegant structure allows you to move it with ease, meaning you can place it wherever you require the most light - the IP rating means you have a vast range of options for positioning. It can look especially elegant in your bathroom window or on a shelf by your sink.

This lamp also includes a dimmer switch with 3 light settings so you can create the atmosphere you want, whether its a brighter light for getting ready in the morning or a soft glow for relaxing after a long day.

Bathroom Lighting: Flos Glo-ball Mini Wall Light

Flos: Glo-ball Mini

IP Rating: 44

Flos Glo-Ball Mini is an understated but functional favourite with our customers. The hand blown opaline glass emits a warm diffused light and illuminates its surroundings beautifully.

The Glo-Ball Mini is available in two versions, you can choose between a Mini Glo-Ball ceiling/wall lamp that can be mounted on the wall and ceiling or a lamp that can be mounted onto a mirror. Perfect for your morning routine.

The smart use of bathroom lighting can change the look and feel of the space, simply with the flick of a switch.

When it comes to bathroom lighting, there are many styles, shapes and sizes to choose from. Impressive lighting can transform your bathroom into a seamless combination of style and functionality. Not only will it add a burst of style to your interior design, but your lighting also creates a comfortable environment where you can unwind. Your bathroom should be your sanctuary, so don't overlook the importance of your lighting choice.

Not fallen in love with these options? Check out our Bathroom Lighting collection on our website for more choice!

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