Bathroom Lights Above Mirror

Bathroom Lights Above Mirror

Light Up Your Bathroom With Lowe’s When you walk into your bathroom in the morning, the first thing you reach for is the light switch. It’s important to consider what type of mood you’d like to set with your bathroom lighting design. Lowe’s provides plenty of vanity lighting ideas to help choose that works for your bathroom. Light up your space with a vanity light bar, bathroom ceiling lights, bathroom pendant lighting, vanity mirrors with lights, floor lamps and more. Get creative with different finishes like bronze, chrome, nickel / stainless steel or brushed nickel bathroom lighting. Choose a variety of styles from 1-light up to 8-light vanity lights. Looking for LED bathroom lighting options? Lowe’s also carries stylish fixtures that are made for LED lights. Try a bathroom sconce or rustic bathroom lighting. If you need a fixture with multiple functions, check out our bathroom fan lights. Find these and many more bathroom lighting ideas from brands like Kichler lighting and Philips lighting at Lowe’s. Don’t forget the light bulbs for your new fixtures. Tie everything together with beautiful bathroom cabinets, grand bathroom mirrors, roomy bathroom sinks and sleek bathroom faucets. Need help? You may be interested in our bathroom sets. It’s time to bring you bathroom to life.
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Bathroom Lights Above Mirror

When you walk into your bathroom in the morning, the first thing you reach for is the light switch. It’s important to consider what type of mood you’d like to set with your bathroom lighting design. Lowe’s provides plenty of vanity lighting ideas to help choose that works for your bathroom. Light up your space with a vanity light bar, bathroom ceiling lights, bathroom pendant lighting, vanity mirrors with lights, floor lamps and more. Get creative with different finishes like bronze, chrome, nickel / stainless steel or brushed nickel bathroom lighting. Choose a variety of styles from 1-light up to 8-light vanity lights. Looking for LED bathroom lighting options? Lowe’s also carries stylish fixtures that are made for LED lights. Try a bathroom sconce or rustic bathroom lighting. If you need a fixture with multiple functions, check out our bathroom fan lights. Find these and many more bathroom lighting ideas from brands like Kichler lighting and Philips lighting at Lowe’s. Don’t forget the light bulbs for your new fixtures. Tie everything together with beautiful bathroom cabinets, grand bathroom mirrors, roomy bathroom sinks and sleek bathroom faucets. Need help? You may be interested in our bathroom sets. It’s time to bring you bathroom to life.
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Bathroom Lights Above Mirror

When it comes to interior lighting, bathrooms are probably given the least consideration of all the rooms in the house. The average client I meet doesn’t think to invest there — save it for the living room or kitchen, they say. I see a lot of baths with inadequate lighting at the mirror. Often there’s just a single ceiling fixture that’s supposed to do it all. But as the bathroom increasingly becomes a place to relax and recharge, complete with steam shower and spa tub, the lighting requires extra thought. And when it’s done right, the payoff is great. After all, this is the room where you start and end your day. A good lighting plan is a series of layers — placing ample light where it is needed for showers, shaving, or putting on makeup, for instance, while other light sources enhance the overall mood of the room. Decoding the Layers of Light Task Lighting Vanity lighting gets top consideration because these fixtures work the hardest to illuminate the head and face for grooming. The most common mistake people make is putting recessed ceiling fixtures directly over the mirror. These cast shadows on the face, making daily grooming rituals more difficult. Vertical fixtures or sconces mounted on either side of the mirror are best for casting an even light across the face. But given the size and positioning of some vanity mirrors, sidelights can be impractical (mounting them directly to the mirror is always an option, but at greater planning and cost). Only then do I suggest a fixture for over the mirror. It should be placed 75 to 80 inches above the floor and, like all vanity lighting, contain at least 150 watts — ideally spread over a fixture that’s at least 24 inches long so that the light will wash evenly over the hair and face. The shower is a secondary area of task lighting. In smaller bathrooms, if the stall has a clear glass door, a dedicated fixture may not be necessary. Otherwise, I recommend a recessed light with a glass lens (plastic will yellow). Similar recessed fixtures work well over a freestanding tub or the toilet.
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Bathroom Lights Above Mirror

Popular Bathroom LightsWe carry the best selection at the lowest prices including vanity lighting, sconces and bath bars. For a touch of modern elegance, fixtures in brushed steel are a great choice. If you prefer the more traditional side of styling, we also carry wrought iron designs, rustic options and much more! Energy conscious? No problem – our assortment of Energy Star and ADA compliant fixtures can cut your home’s energy costs without sacrificing great style. For additional ideas, our gallery of bathroom lighting pictures provides inspiration for fixture placement, along with today’s most popular decor trends. These pre-designed scenes range from contemporary and traditional to organic chic – and to make shopping easier, you can simply click to buy select in-scene designs! Sizing & Installation Tips One of the biggest mistakes consumers make in the bathroom is not installing adequate lighting around wall mirrors and vanity areas. Not only will good lighting make your space more pleasant and comfortable looking, it’s also essential for applying make-up and grooming. With larger mirrors or wall spaces, look to use 19″-24″ wall light fixtures, or larger, to light the area from above. Halogen bath lights, which are brighter, are also worth considering. When using a single bathroom sconce on either side of a mirror, the recommended hang height is somewhere around 60″ off the floor and 30″ apart. Bath bar lights need to be mounted somewhat higher above the floor, around 70″-75″ high. For questions or personal assistance with your order, please call 800-782-1967 to speak with one of our friendly, trained lighting associates. We’re here to help!
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Bathroom Lights Above Mirror

2 × Ambient Lighting Ambient Lighting Photo by Deborah Whitlaw A pair of elongated sconces provides evenly diffused light at the vanity mirror. This “fill-in” light serves as a substitute for natural light. It is most often supplied by a central fixture, usually a surface-mounted ceiling light. I encourage clients to think more creatively in their choices, suggesting they consider a pendant lamp or chandelier instead. Another option is “cove lighting” — rope lights hidden behind a molding dropped several inches below ceiling height — which adds a soft glow around the perimeter of the room. Accent Lighting A small recessed spotlight directed at a piece of decorative art or a beautiful powder room basin creates another layer of light in the bathroom. Similarly, a recessed shower fixture can be angled (most can be tilted up to 35 degrees at installation) to highlight nice tilework or fixtures and make them sparkle. Lighting the Vanity Right To eliminate shadows under the chin, eyes, and cheeks, fixtures should be mounted on either side of the vanity mirror (or on the mirror’s surface, if it’s large), 36 to 40 inches apart. The center of each fixture should be roughly at eye level, or about 66 inches above the floor. This will guarantee even illumination across the face for grooming.
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Bathroom Lights Above Mirror

Ambient Lighting Photo by Deborah Whitlaw A pair of elongated sconces provides evenly diffused light at the vanity mirror. This “fill-in” light serves as a substitute for natural light. It is most often supplied by a central fixture, usually a surface-mounted ceiling light. I encourage clients to think more creatively in their choices, suggesting they consider a pendant lamp or chandelier instead. Another option is “cove lighting” — rope lights hidden behind a molding dropped several inches below ceiling height — which adds a soft glow around the perimeter of the room. Accent Lighting A small recessed spotlight directed at a piece of decorative art or a beautiful powder room basin creates another layer of light in the bathroom. Similarly, a recessed shower fixture can be angled (most can be tilted up to 35 degrees at installation) to highlight nice tilework or fixtures and make them sparkle. Lighting the Vanity Right To eliminate shadows under the chin, eyes, and cheeks, fixtures should be mounted on either side of the vanity mirror (or on the mirror’s surface, if it’s large), 36 to 40 inches apart. The center of each fixture should be roughly at eye level, or about 66 inches above the floor. This will guarantee even illumination across the face for grooming.
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Bathroom Lights Above Mirror

One of the biggest mistakes consumers make in the bathroom is not installing adequate lighting around wall mirrors and vanity areas. Not only will good lighting make your space more pleasant and comfortable looking, it’s also essential for applying make-up and grooming. With larger mirrors or wall spaces, look to use 19″-24″ wall light fixtures, or larger, to light the area from above. Halogen bath lights, which are brighter, are also worth considering. When using a single bathroom sconce on either side of a mirror, the recommended hang height is somewhere around 60″ off the floor and 30″ apart. Bath bar lights need to be mounted somewhat higher above the floor, around 70″-75″ high. For questions or personal assistance with your order, please call 800-782-1967 to speak with one of our friendly, trained lighting associates. We’re here to help!

Bathroom Lights Above Mirror