First thing in the morning, you want to be ready for the day ahead. Likewise, after a stressful working day, you want to relax in an atmospheric bathroom and switch off. But sometimes you also need bright light to get ready to go out. That requires a clever lighting plan that always adapts to your needs. A windowless bathroom requires particularly good planning. With smart LED lighting, you can illuminate your bathroom flexibly to ensure ideal lighting conditions. And lighting can even influence your mood with changing colours. Light on, switch off from the day – and what’s more you’ll be saving on your energy bills while soaking in the tub thanks to money-saving LED technology.
When planning your bathroom, be mindful of the different requirements for bathroom lighting:
Ideal basic lighting offers individually adjustable spots for the bathroom. If you need bright light to wake up on a dark winter morning, turn on all the spots at once. During an atmospheric spa bath with subdued lighting, you only need to use one or two spots as indirect light. This allows the shower, sink and toilet to be lit separately. Ideally, choose dimmable spots to customise the light: 8,000 lumens for morning light, 4,000 lumens for relaxing twilight. Rotating and swivelling recessed LED spotlights in the ceiling are perfect for decorative illumination of a feature, like a wall recess or a picture. In a windowless bathroom, LED daylight panels integrated in the ceiling compensate for missing daylight.
1. Which colour temperature is the best for bathroom lighting?
Your bathroom lighting must provide both bright light for styling and grooming and warm spa lighting. 3,500-4,000 Kelvin (neutral white) is ideal for bright light. Warm white to golden light between 2,700 and 3,300 Kelvin promotes relaxation.
2. Can you light a bathroom with no electricity supply?
Usually you will need to have some sort of electricity supply – unless you use candles. However, if there is no power connection, you can use mobile spots powered by a rechargeable battery for lighting.
3. Which IP rating is required for bathroom lighting?
Due to the high humidity in bathrooms and the risk of splashing water, lighting options for bathrooms used to be quite limited. Today, this is no longer a problem thanks to LED. When buying bathroom lighting, choose the right IP rating:
To help you switch off from the day, you only have to switch on certain lights and colours – our advice:
Design your lighting plan for the bathroom with versatile LED lamps and always illuminate your bathroom perfectly! Good morning, new technology.