Plan your bathroom lighting carefully
Bathroom lighting is an important part of how you experience a bathroom. Therefore, good and well-thought-out planning is required to succeed with your bathroom lighting. But the planning is not only about how your bathroom lights look and how much they illuminate. In most wet rooms, there are plenty of walls, floors and details that easily reflect the light from your bathroom lighting. Therefore, it is important to also let this be a factor in the choice of bathroom lamp. Otherwise, the result can easily be bathroom lighting that dazzles you instead of illuminating and enhancing what you want to highlight. If you have very shiny walls and floors, you should therefore think a little extra about which bathroom lighting you choose. In the same way, it is also important to think about the colors - dull colors absorb light, and thus require stronger (and perhaps more) bathroom lights than a bathroom with white walls.
Choose bathroom lighting that provides good general lighting
Lighting in bathrooms primarily requires good general lighting. Many therefore choose recessed spotlights to get a good distribution of the light flow. But a good plafond or bathroom lamp in the ceiling also works perfectly, because such a bathroom fixture usually also has a good spread of light. At least one ceiling light in the bathroom is in any case recommended, to achieve good general lighting. It may also be a good idea to install a dimmer for your bathroom lights. Then you can adjust the light on your bathroom lighting as needed. Early in the morning it can be very nice to be greeted by a soft and dim light from your bathroom lamps.
Decorative bathroom lamps that do not reflect
Wall lamps in bathrooms can usually work well as effect lighting to create a cozier feeling, but think again about the placement so that no reflections disturb. Another important part when it comes to bathroom lighting is usually mirror lighting. The best option here is often integrated lighting in the mirror. Otherwise, bathroom lights should be placed next to or above the mirror to minimize the risk of reflections. The color temperature is also a crucial part of well-functioning bathroom lighting. To make the skin appear in a natural color, your bathroom lights should have a bright white color temperature of approx. 3500-4000 Kelvin.
Safe and approved bathroom lamp with the correct IP class
When choosing bathroom lighting, safety is important. In order to install bathroom lighting, you must have authorization to do so. But the bathroom fixture must also be approved to be used as a bathroom lamp. This is determined by what is usually called IP classification. A lamp in a bathroom must meet certain requirements for resistance to water and steam as well as dust and touch. All bathroom lighting should have at least IP44 to be used in a wet room. Bathroom lamps that are placed in or directly connected to water must be IP67 or more. If you are the least bit unsure about which bathroom lighting is approved, you should consult your electrician first, as the conditions may be different in each case.
Good bathroom lamps over energy-efficient lamps
Although energy-efficient bathroom lighting is important, there are also other aspects to consider when choosing bathroom lamps. Since a bathroom light turns on and off often and is rarely on for long periods of time, it may be more important to primarily focus on getting good bathroom lighting. Therefore, it is inappropriate to use low-energy lamps in a bathroom environment, as most take a while before reaching full strength. Bathroom lighting in LED can therefore be a good alternative as it is very energy efficient. If you choose LED for your bathroom lighting, it is important to have good color reproduction and to choose a bathroom lamp that provides sufficient light. If you want help finding the right lighting for the bathroom, we are more than happy to help, our lighting designer can provide a free proposal for bathroom lighting that suits your bathroom.
We help you choose the right bathroom lamp
With us at LampGallerian.se you will find bathroom lighting for all bathrooms and styles. Of course, we only provide well-selected bathroom lamps that meet the strict requirements that are placed on a bathroom lamp. Our bathroom lights are always IP-rated and approved for use in bathrooms. We are very proud to be able to offer one of Sweden's largest ranges of bathroom lighting. You will find everything from discreet and stylish bathroom lamps to trendy crystal chandeliers. If you are missing any information or if you want to know more about bathroom lighting, you are always welcome to contact us. We do our best to make sure you are satisfied with your choice of bathroom lamps.