How to choose your bathroom lighting

May 04, 2022

Bathrooms and lighting are such an important partnership.

There is a highly technical aspect to bathroom lighting because of the need to comply with wet areas. Lighting must have an appropriate IP rating and be legally installed by an electrician, so we ALWAYS insist that an electrician is the driving force behind these decisions. But loosely, it's over the bath/shower and within 60cm of these water sources. The definition of these areas is highlighted in the diagram below.

Not many decorative or design lead lighting products have a high IP rating.

However, you can still use them in your bathroom to create a feeling of relaxation and to illuminate your mirror (plucking eyebrows without enough light - especially at my age -  is terrible). In summary, you can have both form and function with the proper guidance.

We chose the images below to help inspire you to create a beautiful tranquil bathroom.