All About Lighting

The right bathroom lighting:

The ideal bathroom lighting is lighting that can be adapted to different situations throughout the day. For instance, it is advisable to install dimmable lighting so that you can decide how much light you want at any time of the day. So when we talk about these unique light sources whose strength you can adjust yourself, we are mainly talking about ceiling lights and recessed spotlights. These 2 forms of light can definitely be called the ideal bathroom lighting. A wall lamp is also a good choice as a third light source. By using a wall lamp, beautiful accents can be added in different places, resulting in the whole bathroom looking a lot cozier and more atmospheric.


Differences between lamps

So there are different light sources and applications that can ensure you get the ideal bathroom lighting. Wall lights are widely used because they provide a lot of atmosphere. But also if you want some areas to be more illuminated, you can opt for a recessed spotlight, which provides more light in these dark areas. Every bathroom also contains a mirror. We can therefore recommend placing a spotlight around the mirror, which will make this mirror look a lot nicer. So what is the ideal bathroom lighting for you depends entirely on the space of the bathroom, your needs and preferences, and of course on the budget available. If you want bright and clear light in the morning, we can recommend ceiling lights.

Spots are top lamps!

Spotlights come in different shapes and sizes. They are ideal for illuminating a space in a minimalist way or for lighting certain parts of a room. For example, if you have a beautiful painting in the room or if you want to highlight a specific piece of furniture. If you have decided to install spotlights, you can choose from different types and sizes. But which spotlights actually exist?


Recessed spotlights

As the name suggests, these are lamps that are placed on the ceiling or wall. Sometimes a suspended ceiling is made and the lamps are incorporated into it. They are available in different sizes and designs such as LED or Halogen. A disadvantage of recessed ceiling lights, for example, is that you need to have a suspended ceiling of at least 15 cm. In newly built houses, it is sometimes no longer necessary to lower a ceiling. You can install the lights directly in the concrete vaults.

Surface-mounted spotlights

Surface-mounted spotlights are, of course, not as sleek as recessed spotlights. They are not recessed and therefore protrude. They often consist of a luminaire with several lamps. The advantage is that there are sometimes six lamps on one luminaire. You can immediately place a large number of lamps in your home. Surface-mounted spotlights are placed on a 230v transformer. This is often built into the luminaire.

Distance spot lights

When installing spot lighting, it is smart to take into account the distance between the floor and ceiling. You then know exactly how many spots are needed to illuminate a room. With a 10-degree beam, one spot illuminates 0.5 m2. If you choose 36 degrees, you can illuminate 1.5 m2 with just one spot.



LED or Halogen

Nowadays, you can choose between LED or Halogen. LED is often a lot more expensive than Halogen, but it lasts longer and is more energy-efficient. If you leave the bulbs on regularly, LED is a lot cheaper in the long run. They use up to 70% less energy and have more burning hours. LED lasts 10,000 hours on average, while Halogen runs out after 2,000 hours. A disadvantage of LEDs is that they are not so easy to dim. Halogen bulbs can always be dimmed, while LEDs need special bulbs to make this possible. You often pay a lot of extra money for that, making Halogen potentially more economical than LED. These are considerations to make when choosing particular spotlights.

Credits: Petronella