How to nail your bathroom lighting

Out of all the things in your bathroom that need attention, lighting is the most important. Over a lifetime we will spend countless hours in the bathroom bathing, showering, putting on makeup, doing our hair, shaving, dressing, any number of essential tasks that need essential lighting. Cefito is here to give you top tips for lighting your bathroom so you’re never left in the dark.

General lighting

First, the general lighting. This light will illuminate the whole bathroom and should be bright enough to move around the bathroom and identify any spills or other hazards. You may only need a single light, or you may need a few downlights above high traffic areas.

Light according to task

    Next up, your task lighting. This will be the most important around the vanity, where you’ll be applying make-up, shaving, dressing or other tasks you need to look your best. For the perfect finish on your face, you want even face lighting. A mirror with a light ring, wall or pendent lights are a good idea but avoid creating directional shadows as with a downlight above the mirror.

    Check the CRI

      The Colour Rendering Index (or CRI) is a measure of how well artificial white light reflects the colour of objects compared to natural light. It is measured by averaging a light’s R value; its ability to faithfully render colours across 15 test colour samples. Particularly for the vanity, where you will likely be applying skincare and makeup, you’ll want a light with a CRI of 80 or above to make sure your visage is consistent across different lighting circumstances.

      Choose your colour (warm, cool or daylight)

        This will depend on your personal taste. Warm lights create warmer, softer atmospheres but can give everything a yellow tinge and be quite dark. Cool white light is brighter and perfect for places that need clear illumination but can come off as sterile. Daylight does what it says: mimics natural daylight, making it the perfect temperature for daily makeup application. Of course, depending on your needs, you may want to find lighting that does all three.

        Use accent lighting (but not too much)

          Use a strip of LED lights under the vanity, behind bathroom mirrors or along the floor for soft illumination that not only highlights the best parts of your bathroom but helps you navigate the bathroom at night. Of course, don’t go overboard – you don’t want the accent lighting to clash with your task lighting.

          In conclusion: make sure you chose lighting that is right for you and your lifestyle. For everything else, choose Cefito. We have a wide range of vanities and sinks, as well as water-saving taps and shower heads. Buy from our website or one of our trusted retail partners today for affordable shipping and hassle-free delivery!