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Bathroom Lighting: Discover Top Bathroom Tips from our Experts

We have the best range of bathroom pendant and wall lighting, we can even offer a bespoke design to make your bathroom feel special. When it comes to choosing lighting for bathrooms, it’s essential to consider both functionality and aesthetics. Bathrrom lighting fixtures can contribute to the overall style and design of your bathroom. Choose bathroom lighting that compliment the decor, whether it's modern, traditional, or transitional. Consider factors such as the shape, finish, and materials of the fixtures to achieve the desired aesthetic.


Our lights are certified by The Lighting Association who is Europe’s largest trade association for lighting equipment professionals. We provide handmade, quality products and are one of the leading lighting professionals in the UK. We will guarantee the best lighting for your home. Below we have a selection of fabulous bathroom lights, appearing in order: Rye Ribbed Bathroom Wall LightHythe Smoked Bathroom Wall LightClear Hythe Pendant Bathroom Pendant Light, and the Chester Bathroom Wall Light.

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Bathroom Lighting: Discover Top Bathroom Tips from our Experts

TOP TIPS for best lighting options for bathrooms

  • Wall sconces are fantastic for task lighting, such as shaving, applying makeup or styling hair. Installing wall lights around the mirror or vanity area can minimise shadows on the face and provide better illumination.
  • Pendant lighting and fixed ceiling lights offer a relaxed environment that ensures a subtle light in the bathroom. We would recommend opting for fixtures that distribute light evenly and provide sufficient brightness for the entire space. 
  • Installing dimmer switches allows you to adjust the lighting intensity according to your needs. Dimmers are particularly useful in bathrooms as they provide a relaxing atmosphere for baths or when using the restroom at night.
  • Consider using LED bulbs or fixtures in your bathroom, LED lights are energy efficient, have a long-life span and provide a range of colour temperatures to suit different preferences from warm to cool white.
  • Bathrooms are humid environments, so ensure that all lights fixtures and bulbs are rated for damp or wet locations. Also look for fixtures with appropriate IP (Ingress Protection) ratings to ensure their durability and safety.
  • Whenever possible, maximise natural light in the bathroom. It creates a pleasant ambiance and is ideal for getting ready in the morning. 

Can I use normal lights in a bathroom?

While it is possible to use standard lights in a bathroom, it is generally recommended to use lights that are specifically designed for purpose. Bathrooms are high moisture environments and using standard lights in such conditions can pose safety risks and results in premature failure of the fixtures. Our blog highlights the importance of understanding bathroom lighting zones if you aren’t clued up in this area.

Standard lights may not have adequate protection against moisture, which can lead to electrical hazards. Water exposure can cause short circuits, corrosion, and even electrical shocks. Additionally, the humidity in bathrooms can cause condensation on non-waterproof fixtures, leading to damage and reduced lifespan.

Look for fixtures that are UL listed or have an IP rating suitable for bathroom use. IP44 or higher is typically recommended for areas near water. These fixtures are built to withstand the conditions of a bathroom and provide the necessary safety measures.

Bathroom lighting zones explained.

Bathrooms are divided into different zones, each with specific requirements for electrical safety. These zones help to determine the type of lighting and electrical fixtures that are suitable for installation in specific areas. While the exact zoning may vary based on local regulations and standards, here is an overview of the typical zones in a bathroom.

Zone 0: This is the area inside the bathtub or shower basin itself. Only low voltage lighting fixtures rated for immersion in water (usually 12 volts) are allowed in this zone.

Zone 1: This zone includes the area directly above the bathtub or shower up to a heigh of 2.25 meters (7 feet 6 inches) from the floor. In this zone any lighting fixture or electrical outlets must have a minimum IP rating of IP65. This rating ensures that the fixtures are protected against water jets and splashes.

Zone 2: This zone extends 0.6 (2 feet) horizontally from the edge of Zone 1 vertically from the floor. Lighting fixtures and electrical outlets in this zone must have a minimum IP rating of IP44. This rating provides protection against water splashes from any direction.

Zone 3: This zone covers the remaining areas of the bathroom that are outside Zone 0,1, and 2. No specific IP rating is required for lighting fixtures or electrical outlets in Zone 3. However, it is still recommended to use fixtures with adequate moisture resistance, especially in bathrooms where high humidity levels are present.

It’s crucial to consult with a qualified electrician, they can provide accurate information regarding the appropriate lighting and electrical fixture in each zone of your bathroom, ensuring safety and adherence to electrical standards.

Do LED lights work in bathrooms?

LED lights are an excellent choice for bathrooms. LED lights are highly recommended for bathroom use due to their numerous benefits and ability to light a dark bathroom. They are incredibly energy efficient compared to traditional incandescent or fluorescent lights. They consume less electricity, resulting in lower energy bills and reduced environmental impact. These lights also have a very long lifespan meaning fewer bulb replacements and maintenance. 

LEDs are also instantaneous providing full brightness without any warmup time, they also offer a range of brightness options from soft and ambient lighting to bright task lighting. Additionally, LED lights are compatible with dimmer switches, allowing you to adjust the light intensity according to your needs.

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