Bathroom lighting

The bathroom is an important room in the home that requires pleasant and functional lighting. Carefully planned lighting in the bathroom can not only improve the aesthetics, but also increase the functionality and safety of the room. In this blog post, we will focus on the different types of light fixtures suitable for bathroom lighting and how they should best be placed.
Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights are a popular choice for general bathroom lighting. They can come in a variety of sizes and styles and provide bright and even lighting in the room. It is important to choose a ceiling light that is moisture resistant and has the correct IP rating to ensure it is suitable for use in the bathroom.

Mirror lighting

Bathroom mirror lighting is crucial to ensure adequate illumination for applying make-up, shaving or brushing teeth. One way to achieve this is to use mirror lighting. These can be in the form of LED strips or mirror lights. LED mirror lights provide clear and precise illumination and can be available in different sizes and styles to match the bathroom décor.

Accent lighting

Accent lighting can be used to highlight certain features in the bathroom, such as a freestanding bathtub or an art installation. This can be achieved by using LED spotlights or LED strips to illuminate the desired object.

LED spots

LED technology is safe, reliable and energy-efficient. LED spotlights can be used to create a pleasant atmosphere in the bathroom.


Wall lights

Wall luminaires in the bathroom offer pleasant and functional lighting that provides uniform illumination of the room. They create a cosy atmosphere and provide sufficient brightness.

Surface-mounted ceiling luminaires

Surface-mounted ceiling luminaires in the bathroom provide space-saving and uniform lighting. They can be retrofitted without the need for costly conversion work.

Colour temperature

Choosing the right colour temperature can have a big impact on the look and feel of the bathroom. Cool colour temperatures of 5000 to 6000 Kelvin can provide bright, refreshing lighting, while warmer colour temperatures of 2700 to 3000 Kelvin can create a cosier and relaxing atmosphere.

Placement of luminaires

The placement of luminaires in the bathroom is an important factor when planning the lighting. Ceiling lights should be mounted in the centre of the room to ensure even lighting. Mirror lighting should be positioned to evenly illuminate the face and avoid shadows. Accent lighting should be positioned to highlight the desired object.


Carefully planned lighting in the bathroom can improve the appearance, functionality and safety of the room. The use of LED lights provides efficient and environmentally friendly lighting.

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