In addition to style, when choosing bathroom fixtures you will have to take into account safety, the type of light or their position. We give you all the tricks for you to choose (well) and a little inspiration. There was light!
1. LIGHT UP THE MIRROR WELL
Opt for a cold white light, as close as possible to natural light (5,000 ºK or higher) so that it does not alter the color of the skin, which is very important when applying makeup. Here, about 200 lux (lumens per m2) is advised.
2. ANY APPLICATION WORTH?
No. Ideally, for safety reasons, these should be IP44 [international safety protection index to designate lights resistant to moisture and dust] – the recommended minimum for humid and condensing areas.
3. MOISTURE RESISTANT INSERTS
It is important to ensure that the fixtures are resistant to humidity and direct contact with water (security level IP65) and, preferably, low voltage. The transformer must be located 50 cm from the source of humidity.
4. SYMMETRICAL WALL LIGHTS FOR THE BATHROOM: ON BOTH SIDES OF THE MIRROR
It is the most convenient location of the wall lights if you want to do without any type of reflection by light.
5. FROM SIDE TO SIDE
This is another ideal way to install light fixtures in a bathroom mirror. Correct spot lighting is obtained, without reflections or glare.
6. INTEGRATE BATHROOM FIXTURES INTO YOUR DÉCOR
When choosing the best wall lamp for the bathroom, it is essential to assess the style of the space: rustic, country, industrial, urban … The overhead placement, that is, on the mirror, is also recurrent and appropriate.
7. WHAT LIGHT DO BATHROOM FIXTURES NEED?
Appliques that are installed on both sides of the mirror or on it must not produce shadows and must have good color rendering, which will allow shaving or makeup without leaving dark areas and clearly appreciate the colors.
8. WHAT MATERIALS DO THE BATHROOM FIXTURES HAVE TO BE MADE OF?
Metal and glass (transparent, white, acid-etched…) are the main materials used today in the manufacture of wall lights for the bathroom; You can also find fabric shades such as linen and elements in nickel.
9. SOME APPLIQUÉS TO THE SIDES
If the mirror area is embedded in the wall, as in the bathroom in the image, a good alternative is to place them on the side walls, leaving the main one so that the mirror can show itself.
10. THE PERFECT COMPLEMENT TO BE MORE MODERN
If you want a modern bathroom , include a black wall light and a modern design, with simple lines and a contemporary touch. This one, matching the taps and the sink cabinet, will steal all eyes.