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August 12, 2017 18:06

Illumination in the bathroom : installation

illumination in the bathroom should be mandatory, and the options for its implementation there are so many.The ceiling has long ceased to be the only place where it is possible to attach the lamp - today for this purpose, any surfaces, including mirrors and bath themselves.In this article we will try to figure out how best to organize a safe and effective illumination in this particular area.


Principles bathroom lighting

main objective when choosing lighting for the bathroom is to create a functional and user-friendly system, which in this case would be completely safe.Water and electricity are incompatible concepts, but it just so happened that in the bathroom light should penetrate all little corners.Experts say that the lighting in the room should be not only bright and cold in the operating room, but close to the illumination of adjacent premises.This method allows for the organization and functionality creates a feeling of discomfort when leaving the bathroom.

first thing you need to understand, going for the bathroom fixtures - their design must be in harmony with the interior of the room, including the bathroom fixtures and accessories.For example, if in the bathroom a lot of shiny surfaces (chrome towel warmers, glossy tiles, etc.), it is better to install hidden or most subtle lights, or multiple reflections will be annoying and quickly tire the eyes.But in a room with low-key fixtures can be installed bright ceiling lights, which "revive" the situation.


modern lighting products is so diverse that you should not deny yourself the pleasure of choosing the latest trends.For example, the bathroom can be bought at a glance inconspicuous LED light bulb, but should turn it on, it immediately transformed by issuing colored highlights, shadow play or refracted light flows.


During installation, do not forget about safety, which should be the first priority on the issue of electrification bathroom.Each light must have reliable protection against direct contact with water.For more information, we will explain later.

Directional light

Bathroom - special room, not only because of the constant humidity and temperature extremes.The atmosphere here should be such that when people wish could relax or, on the contrary, cheer up.To achieve this effect basically helps the colors and lighting.If you are going to arrange a bath in red color, we recommend the article "Design red bathroom: photos, interior design ideas."

Directional light in the bathroom needed to highlight any area.Usually it is a work area with a sink and mirror, bathtub or shower, washing and ironing area.To advantageous to arrange the zoning and create a favorable atmosphere, try not to send too bright streams of light directly to the bath, leaving the remaining space in the shadows - so while swimming you give rest your eyes and mind.

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Very often in the bathroom install sconces with shades of colored glass that allows you to get a mild sedative favorite color lighting.If you are dealing with two-lamp, set it colored light bulbs, for example, cold blue and warm red - the first will wake up, and the second will relax after a busy day.For a spacious bathroom with a low ceiling, it may be advisable to group the top of a few multi-colored lamps to "paint" functional areas in different colors.Also, a good zoning obtained if hung on a small lamp on each element of the plumbing.

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to install lighting in the bathroom fit any surface.There are lamps for ceilings, mirrors, furniture, and even those that can be installed under the water.It is important only to determine the installation location, and choose the appropriate products is a snap.

The ceiling in the bathroom

Bathrooms and toilets have long ceased to be used for drying clothes and storage of old basins, it is now a full bathroom with its climate, atmosphere and features.And like any other room in the house bathroom has a right to full coverage.Since Soviet times most people are used to the lonely lamp on the center of the ceiling, but now with this development svetoindustrii a "classical" solution would be simply sacrilegious.

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illumination of the ceiling in the bathroom can be represented by only one lamp only in the case of very modest squaring.For large areas of one light bulb would not be sufficient to ensure an even distribution of light across all functional areas.

Tip: The more lighting will be installed, so less power can be set for each of them.Maintenance of small low-power lamps is much cheaper.Particularly relevant in this regard, LEDs and LED strip.

The multi-ceiling lighting in the bathroom is often organized with the help of small halogen lights.However, there may be a problem - most halogen lamps are designed for 12 V, and a voltage can get only with the help of step-down transformer.Unfortunately, the cost of such equipment is almost equivalent to the price of a large set of lighting equipment.Some for this reason that choosing cheap Chinese models, but they are very noisy and fast break and relax in a bath will not work at all desire.If you have decided to purchase a step-down transformer, do not skimp, and it is better to select a model with an attractive decorative housing, which will complement the interior of a room.


Halogen lamps can be open or concealed type.The latter is used mainly for ceilings or crashed directly into the ceiling.Usually they give a beam of light directed at the floor, which is not very functional, so it is best to choose the spotlights with the function of changing the angle of rotation.

Tip: When planning the lighting in the bathroom, pay attention to the design with bus bars and strings - they can be used to simulate the lighting systems.Such devices can be mounted horizontally, vertically, on a ceiling or a wall, and can generally be removed from the system without disrupting its integrity.In this light source can be directed in any direction.
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bathroom floor

dealt with the most typical place for the installation of lighting, you can finally move on to more modern solutions.Paul proved to be too perfect for mounting fixtures.Moreover, since you can create a unique atmosphere in the room.

For this purpose, a special built-in floor lamps, characterized by increased water resistance, impact resistance and durability.Such products are used to illuminate the garden paths.Standard tool diameter of 5 cm with a depth of 9 cm in installation and power 5 watts bulbs.


It is understood that the functionality of these fixtures a bit, so they play mostly decorative role and are used as a supplement to the basic coverage.With their help it is very convenient to carry out the zoning of the space, separating, for example, a bath or shower on the perimeter.

bathroom furniture

To illuminate the furniture used mainly LED strip.These products are ideally suited for installation in the bathroom, because it works with low voltages and is well protected against contact with water and steam.Highlighting in furniture is not just for beauty - it helps you to quickly find the desired item on the shelf or to navigate in space, for example, if the tape is bordered by end cabinets with sink.

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Backlight cabinet in the bathroom is absolutely necessary, especially if the ambient lighting is insufficient.Imagine that the light source has only good old light bulb in the center of the ceiling, you open the cabinet under the sink to get a sponge, rag, bottle of detergent, etc.His body you are blocking the light from the ceiling and the usual search takes much more time.

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Backlit mirrors

Continuing the theme of zoning, not to mention the mirror with lighting in the bathroom.This is a popular way to highlight the work space, to create functional lighting and get a beautiful and stylish interior element.The space around the mirror should be evenly lit from all sides.This will be helpful not only for the girls even applying makeup, but also men - for high-quality shaving.

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How to install the mirror with lighting in the bathroom:

  1. sources of light should be bright enough, but the light does not have to "cut" the eyes and dazzle.The ideal is to make the scattered light, using frosted glass or plastic lampshades (they should be white, because other colors create a distorted reflection in the mirror).
  2. The most common way of organizing the backlight mirror - symmetrically positioned pair of lamps on both sides.Thus, you can prevent the appearance of black and white conversions and ensure an even distribution of light across the face.
  3. If you have a large mirror, place the light source in the horizontal direction over the entire length at a height of 2 m above the floor level.
  4. For medium-sized mirrors, experts recommend installing spotlights around the perimeter.
  5. to mirror zone, you can use light bulbs of various types - the choice will depend on the lamp design.The only light spectrum is better to choose as close to natural.
  6. Attaching fixtures can be wall or to the mirror using a special adhesive.The easiest and fastest way to make LED lighting in the bathroom mirror with a special tape - so you'll get a comfortable working area and original design effect.

lighting installation rules

Regardless of whether you want to do in the bathroom cabinet with lighting fixtures or build in the floor, you need to know the rules of wiring installation.In the case of the bathroom they differ increased security requirements, as there is a risk of direct contact with moisture.

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Posting Rules of placement in the bathroom:

  1. Forget about junction boxes and other methods of wiring in this spirit - in the bathroom they should not be.It is clear that without some compounds can not do, but we must try as much as possible to protect them.This will help you high-quality insulating materials and sealed terminals.
  2. sure to do grounding, even if you only use low-power LED lighting.This will not only protect you personally, but also will protect appliances.
  3. not neglect protection - set the RCD, to avoid electric shock.This is a special device that responds immediately in the event of leakage and disconnects the damaged device.For example, if you accidentally get two fingers in the socket, the RCD immediately de-energize it, and you will be safe.
  4. Separate system - sockets, plumbing, electronic devices and lighting must be connected separately.For each sub-system must be equipped with a local automatic protection (switch).

Experts recommend installing in bathrooms low-power lighting system is 12 watts, as a voltage is absolutely safe for humans.In addition, drop in humidity and temperature do not pose a risk to the general energotsepi.Most importantly - make a low voltage transformer (adapter) is outside the bathroom.

Tip: marks each posting, connecting it to the junction box.It is convenient to use stickers or homemade tag with the name of the connected device (light ceiling, hand dryer, mirror lights, hood, etc.).

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