Bathroom lighting

Bathe in the limelight: LED lighting in your bathroom

advice & ideas

First thing in the morning, you want to be ready for the day ahead. Likewise, after a stressful working day, you want to relax in an atmospheric bathroom and switch off. But sometimes you also need bright light to get ready to go out. That requires a clever lighting plan that always adapts to your needs. A windowless bathroom requires particularly good planning. With smart LED lighting, you can illuminate your bathroom flexibly to ensure ideal lighting conditions. And lighting can even influence your mood with changing colours. Light on, switch off from the day – and what’s more you’ll be saving on your energy bills while soaking in the tub thanks to money-saving LED technology.

Bathroom lighting what does what?

check list

mirror lighting

When planning your bathroom, be mindful of the different requirements for bathroom lighting:

  • Basic lighting with ceiling lights, recessed spotlights or wall lights that fill the bathroom with bright light whenever needed.
  • Relaxing lighting: indirect lighting that creates a cosy, feel-good atmosphere, such as LED recessed spotlights in the bathtub, or tile lighting.
  • Make-up & styling: mirror lighting in combination with ceiling lighting, or even a spotlight over the mirror.
  • Illuminating windowless bathrooms: an LED daylight panel as a ceiling light provides pleasant artificial lighting as a replacement for daylight in windowless bathrooms.

LED spot lighting

for your optimal lighting plan in the bathroom

Ideal basic lighting offers individually adjustable spots for the bathroom. If you need bright light to wake up on a dark winter morning, turn on all the spots at once. During an atmospheric spa bath with subdued lighting, you only need to use one or two spots as indirect light. This allows the shower, sink and toilet to be lit separately. Ideally, choose dimmable spots to customise the light: 8,000 lumens for morning light, 4,000 lumens for relaxing twilight. Rotating and swivelling recessed LED spotlights in the ceiling are perfect for decorative illumination of a feature, like a wall recess or a picture. In a windowless bathroom, LED daylight panels integrated in the ceiling compensate for missing daylight.

Spotlights in the bathroom

Clear and concise

your questions answered

1. Which colour temperature is the best for bathroom lighting?

Your bathroom lighting must provide both bright light for styling and grooming and warm spa lighting. 3,500-4,000 Kelvin (neutral white) is ideal for bright light. Warm white to golden light between 2,700 and 3,300 Kelvin promotes relaxation.

2. Can you light a bathroom with no electricity supply?

Usually you will need to have some sort of electricity supply – unless you use candles. However, if there is no power connection, you can use mobile spots powered by a rechargeable battery for lighting.

3. Which IP rating is required for bathroom lighting?

Due to the high humidity in bathrooms and the risk of splashing water, lighting options for bathrooms used to be quite limited. Today, this is no longer a problem thanks to LED. When buying bathroom lighting, choose the right IP rating:

  • IP44 (splash-proof) is suitable for general use in the bathroom.
  • IP65 (jet-proof) can be used around the shower and the tub.
  • IP67 lights are waterproof even when temporarily submerged. They are ideal for direct lighting in showers or baths.

Turn your bathroom into a spa

positioning LED bathroom lighting

Colored mirror lighting

To help you switch off from the day, you only have to switch on certain lights and colours – our advice:

  • Different colours have different effects on people. Yellow has a mood-enhancing effect, while green calms the nerves and stimulates regeneration. Cool blue helps with restlessness and sleep disturbances and, finally, red promotes blood circulation and warmth. For colour therapy at home, install LED bathroom spotlights over the bathtub or LED strip lights that you control via an app.
  • Tile lighting in the bathroom using LED strip lights can be very atmospheric. For example, run these along the edge of the tiled parts of the bathroom, or up along the ceiling.
  • Further options for indirect lighting in the bathroom include discreetly illuminated room corners or pictures, or a light fitting integrated in the ceiling.

Design your lighting plan for the bathroom with versatile LED lamps and always illuminate your bathroom perfectly! Good morning, new technology.

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