Light Fixtures

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How to Choose Light Fixtures?

Part of the perfect bathroom design comes in choosing the right lighting. That also requires knowing which types of lighting are available, which you need, and what style you have in mind for the fixtures that you'll choose. Of course, you don't have to be a lighting expert to find the perfect fit for your new or renovated space.

In addition to our impressive collection of bathroom light fixtures, we've got everything you need to know about choosing the best one right here. First, let's talk about the types of lights you'll find in most bathrooms, and then we'll discuss the importance of choosing yours wisely.

What are the Types of Bathroom Light Fixtures?

Although there's no hard-and-fast rule on what you can install in your bathroom in terms of lighting, some fixtures or styles just won't make sense. A ceiling fan, for example, might seem practical, but it will kick up a lot of dust and debris and it does not replace the moisture removal properties of a vent fan.

There are typically four categories of lighting you'll need to consider:

  • Ambient
  • Task
  • Decorative
  • Accent

Ambient lighting provides light around a space, and is usually aimed at the ceiling or walls in the form of sconces, lamps, or ceiling-mount lights. Task lighting, which is the most important in your bathroom, includes the central light fixture, vanity lighting, and any pendant lights you choose to hang above mirrors or in other spaces.

Decorative and accent lighting usually come in cabinet-mount lights, wall sconces, and other decorative fixtures that accentuate the design. The difference in accent lighting is that it’s generally chosen and placed to accent a specific feature or element of the space.

Within these categories, we offer a selection of bathroom light fixtures that include:

  • Ceiling-mount lights
  • Wall sconces
  • Vanity lighting
  • Chandeliers
  • Pendant lights
  • And more!

The Rise of LED Fixtures

Today, most bathroom light fixtures that you find will use LEDs instead of traditional fluorescent bulbs or incandescent lights. This is not always the case, but when it is, the LEDs can save tons of energy and money, utilizing a fraction of the power of traditional bulbs and needing changing much less often. If you’re renovating your bathroom space, LED is the way to go when you can.

Now that you know more about choosing the best fixtures, take a look at our selection and find your perfect lighting, no matter what you have in mind.

Additional Resources:

Lighting Tips for Your Home

What Makes A Good Chandelier?

Tips For Upgrading To A Luxury Master Bath

Small Bathroom Lighting Tips: Make Any Space Shine With The Right Lighting