There are 3 distinct ratings to familiarize yourself with: dry, damp, and wet. Dry locations: Areas where any dampness that occurs can be easily compensated for by ventilation, such as kitchens, living rooms, and dining rooms. Damp locations: Areas where some moisture and condensation can build up, normally bathrooms. Wet locations: Areas where water or liquids may drip, such as open decks, stairwells, and patios.
Bathroom lighting is a particularly important element of any bath design, playing a large role in the overall functionality of the space for beauty and hygiene routines.
When selecting the proper lighting for your bathroom, the main options to choose from are vanity lights and sconces.
Vanity Lights include both bath bars and multi-light fixtures, which are intended to be mounted above your mirror for complete vanity lighting. Bath bars are self-contained horizontal lighting that offers an even diffused light behind a single translucent panel. In terms of design, bath bars tend to offer a sleeker modern look. Multi-light fixtures on the other hand offer numerous lighting heads mounted in a row that lends itself to more classic styling. 5 light and 3 light bathroom light fixtures are the most popular variations of these, as they provide ample illumination without taking up too much space.
Sconces are another wall mounted lighting solution, but these offer one central light and are best placed in pairs, one on each side of the bathroom mirror. Sconces come in a huge range of styles from modern or traditional to retro designs or even themed options, so they offer a lot of potential in terms of expressive choices.
When selecting which of these would be best for your bathroom, there are numerous factors to consider. For example, the height of your ceiling could be a limiting factor if there isn’t vertical space above the mirror for a proper vanity light. In this instance, sconces would be a better lighting solution.
Additionally, you’ll want to take the bathroom’s full lighting scheme into consideration. Is there a ceiling light already installed? Is the new light fixture going to be the sole source of bathroom lighting? There are things you need to know before deciding whether you should feature a couple sconces or a full 3 light vanity light.
ATGStores.com is a Lowe’s lighting stores, committed to a great selection and outstanding customer care. So if you have any questions or concerns about selecting your bathroom lighting, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-888-500-9541 to talk to one of our knowledgeable team members.
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