Modern bathroom light fixtures present an array of striking design elements combined with energy efficiency. Light bars, sometimes called bath bars, are a popular option for vanity lighting, and can also be placed elsewhere in your bathroom for different effects. Pendants, recessed lights, flush mount fixtures and even chandeliers can be layered to complete the look and provide different levels of lighting depending on the need or time of day. Lighted mirrors are another design choice that not only saves space but increases brightness when light reflects off the mirror. Bathroom track lighting is rising in popularity by providing task lighting and ambient lighting. Our bathroom lighting planner can help you refine your selections.
Damp-rated lights are certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to work in areas that are exposed to condensation and moisture but will not be fully submerged. A damp-rated fixture will have labeling that indicates it's suitable for damp locations, while wet-rated fixtures are labeled "suitable for wet locations" and are appropriate for both indoor and outdoor spaces where water may come into contact with electrical components.
Some bathroom light fixtures require professional installation, so be sure to read the specs before attempting to DIY. You should also take note of the type of lighting the fixture provides since this can range from LED bathroom lighting to fluorescent to incandescent. Understanding the pros and cons of each illumination type can help you make your decision. And once you have your lighting choices, consider other accents you may want to add to the room to truly bring it to life.