The bathroom is a very particular room in the house and has very particular lighting needs. On the one hand, it requires general light, as similar to natural light, and on the other hand, another type of focal or spot lighting for specific areas such as the sink. Depending on how your bathroom is, you may also want to have a type of ambient lighting to give a more pleasant and welcoming character that exudes well-being. The characteristics of the room require that the lighting be made up of quick-start technology and that it support continuous turning off and on due to the constant use that is given to the bathrooms.
Types of lighting that are required in the bathroom: three light needs
The bathroom is divided into different areas in which different routines are carried out and each of them requires a specific type of lighting that fulfills the function for which it is needed.
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From there, there are 3 types of light needs depending on the use you are going to make of the bathroom at all times.
General bathroom lighting
The general lights must illuminate the entire bathroom, avoiding shadows and glare. When we talk about general lighting, the most common thing is to refer to a soft general lighting that we are going to place on the ceiling. To get general lighting you can choose between:
Ceilings and panels. Both are placed on the ceiling and take up little space. The panels have geometric shapes - square, round, rectangular, hexagonal - as they are extra-flat they do not produce shadows. The soffits have more decorative designs and are somewhat more voluminous than the panels.
Spotlights. There are downlights and recessed types, which need to have a false ceiling to be able to embed them and that are flush with the ceiling, or on the surface, which protrude the thickness of the spotlight, but you do not have to drill into the ceiling.
Spot or point lighting
It provides direct light in a more precise way to be able to carry out the routine habits that we do in this area, such as shaving, putting on makeup, facial cleansing... This part of the bathroom requires uniform lighting, with good clarity to carry out our daily care without generating shadows or reflections.
What type of products can you opt for to achieve this form of light?
Spotlights. You can choose adjustable spotlights, whose heads are mobile to direct the beam of light towards the area of the sink that most interests us.
LED strips. They expand the light punctually. The usual place to install them is in the sink and mirror area. They usually have their own switch or can be connected to a socket.
sconces. They provide indirect lighting that does not dazzle. You have to keep in mind that they are products that protrude from the surface on which they are installed. They can be fixed or adjustable to direct the beam of light where it is needed at all times, and there are models to be fixed to the wall or to the mirror or bathroom furniture itself.
Backlit mirrors. It consists of a sheet of reflective glass in which a closed circuit of lights is integrated. With this option, the mirror already has a built-in light and it is not necessary to install any wall lamp or auxiliary light. There are different types of mirrors with built-in light. We can find mirrors with highly advanced technology that make the daily grooming routine more comfortable and complete, models with an anti-fog function, touch switch, time and temperature display on the screen, or a Bluetooth connection to play music and receive calls.
In full bathrooms, you may want to create an atmosphere and an environment conducive to relaxation with lighting. It is about integrating lighting as a decorative part of the bathroom.
LED strips. There are strips that give light in different colors and even with a difference in intensity, so it can be made dimmer if necessary in moments of relaxation. In addition, as they are flexible strips, they adapt to the shape you want to give them to fit the structure of the bathroom.
Luminous bathroom elements. The shower head or bathroom faucets can be chosen with very subtle built-in lighting.
Remote controlled lights. Some lights are equipped with a remote control system so that they can be operated from a remote control or other electronic devices. In this case, you can and should play with the colors of the lights to achieve the desired effect.