Friday, September 18, 2020

LED lighting tips and tricks for small bathrooms

LED lighting tips and tricks for small bathrooms. In general, the lack of space is usually a problem when making decisions regarding lighting or decoration, but playing with certain aspects does not have to be something that happens by imposition. There are tools so that, for example, lighting small bathrooms is not qualitatively more complex than a larger one. While it is true that in these cases more relevant decisions must be made (giving up the bathtub, suspending the furniture in the air, etc.) it is also true that LED lighting opens a wide range of options to facilitate the work. 

LED Lighting for Small Bathrooms


LED lighting tips and techniques for small bathrooms
LED lighting tips and techniques for small bathrooms


Small Bathroom Decoration: Simple Mission? 

As far as lighting itself is concerned, when determining the most suitable for a small bathroom, the following should be taken into account: 

The main light point is a priority  (as in almost any room in the house), especially for those moments when a specific task is not being carried out. 

The points of light fixtures are relevant in a bath for their raison. If space is limited, the logic of lighting dictates placing them on the mirrors (as you can see later) for moments of cleaning or performing more specific daily tasks. 


decoration of small bathrooms tips
decoration of small bathrooms tips


When the central issue is the decoration of small bathrooms, not only light bulbs come into play, but also some more specific "tricks" whose objective is specifically to play visually with the available space. The list of tricks is extensive, but the most common is the use of horizontal lines or light colors, which always give the appearance of greater amplitude. Even using mirrors that reach the floor, placing them in front of a window or other more pure decoration tricks such as suspending the furniture and/or recessing all possible elements, such as taps.


neutral light for small bathroom design
neutral light for small bathroom design


Recessed LEDs, Just One More Option for the Bathroom 

In principle,  the standard recommendations for a bathroom speak of using neutral light. And it is because, as in other parts of the house, such as the dressing room, the idea is to get as close as possible to the same shades that sunlight emits since in this way the colors that are perceived in the shelter of a light bulb are the same as received once on the street.

However,  decoration experts insist that it is also possible to combine cold light with slightly warmer touches. A bathroom lends itself especially to this since there are areas that will always require more light than others. For example, in the shower area (as long as the dimensions allow) less cold lights can be used to provide greater visual comfort. 

As for the pure choice, a recommended option for small bathrooms is recessed lights. It seems logical considering other decisions that have already been made (suspended furniture, etc.); the spotlights Led Downlight to stand as the main proposal without forgetting cutting edge alternatives as recessed luminaires on the ground.  

For the selection of the main light point,  surface-mounted LED panels usually win the battle, especially since there is no need to drill holes in the ceiling. Also, thanks to its light opening angle (180 degrees, even) they achieve that only with the installation of a unit the entire bathroom can be illuminated without generating the dreaded shadows. It would be an effect very similar to that sought in a clothing tester. 

mirrors with built-in LEDs for small bathrooms
mirrors with built-in LEDs for small bathrooms


Lighting in the Bathroom Mirror, a Critical Point 

The aforementioned "dreaded shadows" are more of a mirror area problem. Although you can give up a bathtub, it does not seem possible to articulate a bathroom, no matter how small, without the presence of a mirror. In the case of these specific bathrooms, mirrors with built-in LEDs have emerged as an effective solution. They provide the precise and necessary lighting for daily cleaning tasks, and even many models help in the tasks of optimizing space thanks to their ample storage space.

An important fact that should not be forgotten: any of the LED luminaires chosen for the bathrooms must have a high level of protection against humidity. In other words, to complete the task of lighting it, you should choose IP44 or IP65 lamps, especially those that are closest to the sink or shower. 

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