There is a multitude of lighting applications for your bathroom
Good bathroom lighting requires a mixture of task and ambient lights. When planning the lighting for your bathroom, be careful not to fall in to the shadow trap. Recessed lighting fixtures are very popular these days and are usually recommended. A dimmer switch for versatility should control bathroom lighting.
There are three general types of bathroom lighting; general lighting provides overall illumination; task lighting provides light for a specific task, like reading, homework, and computer work; and accent lighting puts the spotlight on a piece of art, plants, or other favorite possession.
Place bathroom strip lights to either side of the mirror rather than above to improve visibility for shaving and applying make-up. If using vanity strips with globe bulbs, choose frosted instead of clear to help minimize shadows. Use light sources like fluorescent’s to enhance appearance of skin tones and decor.
Choose fluorescent bulbs for the vanity area for energy savings, long life, and good color. Select a pair of decorative wall sconces to flank the mirror in a powder room. Dim all...