Bathroom lighting most often includes the goal of illuminating focal points and creating bright, even lighting to make using the bathroom’s mirror, shower, and other objects easier. LED Light Bars are a great way to achieve these goals, accommodate the lighting needs of increasingly large bathrooms, add an element of style, and incorporate a more eco-friendly aesthetic into this important room.
Waterproof and brighter LED light bars are particularly well suited for bathroom use. Conventional bath lighting calls for a major ceiling mounted light source, along with dedicated lighting at the top of the mirror. In a larger bathroom or one with any kind of alcove, another one or two high, floodlights are important as well. Despite the wide range of options that this simple prescription leaves open, many people don’t put much thought into bathroom lighting to elaborate on these basics. They set up lighting in the kitchen for improved work functionality and necessary aesthetics, and in the living spaces for ambience, and then devote little attention to the bathroom.
This is particularly strange because the bathroom is similar to the kitchen in that the expected return on the value of a remodel is especially high. It would seem that expending extra resources to highlight appealing features and ensure effective, pleasing lighting would be worthwhile in the bathroom. Upgrading to LED lights is a perfect opportunity to improve bathroom lighting design. An example of effective use of LED light bars to create good bathroom lighting includes installing waterproof LED light bars above or in the shower or tub, placing them at eye level along the walls or below ledges to create an unobtrusive light source that makes getting dressed easier. Another example includes installing a color-changing RGB LED light bar below or behind a particularly attractive feature or focal point to highlight and accent it. Keep in mind that color changing LED lights can be set to change slowly between cool colors if that bests matches the style of the bathroom.
Of course, another benefit of using LED light bars in the bathroom beyond the high quality light they provide is their low energy consumption. A greener bathroom that costs less to light is certainly a valuable asset. It means that leaving high power LED light bars turned on for extended periods of time won’t hurt the checkbook, or the environment the way it would with normal incandescent lighting.
Bathroom lighting that is done well can have a surprising effect on how much you enjoy your home and day-to-day life, by making mundane daily rituals a little easier and brighter. Using LED light bars makes it easier to get this and more from bathroom lighting, and is an effective way to increase the value of your bathroom, and thus your home.