This article is a continuation of the Astro Guide to Bathroom Lighting – Planning the lighting in your bathroom! Part of the full Astro Lighting Bathroom Fittings guide (download the PDF guide from online), these articles explain what fittings you need for bathrooms and particularly – what types of light fittings are our there for the bathroom! When it comes to lighting your bathroom, there are 3 main types of lighting to consider: General Lighting, Task Lighting, and Mood Lighting. In this article we will talk more about the General Lighting – keep an eye on our blog to see more details about the other types of lighting.
The Astro Lighting Guide to Bathroom lights –
the General Lighting Fittings
A ceiling light – see (a) below – in the centre of the room is an easy solution for illuminating the entire space but may not be so effective for creating any level of mood or interest.
If budgets are tight and you want to keep to a central ceiling solution then you could consider using surface-mounted spotlights (b). A triple spotlight can be individually directed onto three different points in the room to provide pools of light where you need it and a more interesting lighting scene.
A third alternative is recessed downlights (c). You may only need three or four for a typical size 2 x 2m bathroom. Position them close to the edges of the room in order to get an attractive scalloped wash down the wall. This approach provides very good general lighting but with a gentler, more sophisticated ambiance.
- (a) A bathroom Ceiling light, for example: Dakota 300(similar to Dakota Plus 180 Round Flush ceiling light);
- (b) The bathroom Spotlights, for example: the Como Triple Spotlights on a round base(AX6107 triple ceiling spots);
- (c) The bathroom Downlights, for example the Brembo Round downlight(simlar to the AX5520 Garda Round Downlight).
Read the first part of this guide to find out more about Planning the lighting in your bathroom! + keep an eye on our blog: we will soon be posting further tips for Bathroom Lighting.