How would you light this bathroom?

5 de Mayo de 2019
I’ve gone round the houses my electrician and it turns out that between the flat roof, solid brick external wall, sloping ceiling and tiles - wall lights just won’t work.

I was thinking I might have to go for a mounted light with spotlights (photo below), but that won’t really solve the problem of getting even light onto the mirror.

My electrician suggested a mirror with inbuilt lights could work, but the ones I’ve seen don’t seem to give that much light and don’t really fit with the look I want.

The plan was for a large (90-100cm) round mirror above the basin.

Anyone have any other ideas?

Comentarios (5)

  • Jonathan
    I don’t understand- if the electrician can get power to a mirror light why can’t he get power to the wall lights you wanted?

    I suspect what you really want is a light either side of the mirror in which case they will have to be at least IP44 rated as one will be very close to the bath. To fit this you will make a mess of the walls and the ceiling which you may be fine with if you are refitting your bathroom but won’t work if you are trying to work with what you have got.

    If the bathroom needs to be unchanged I would want ceiling inset spotlights (on a dimmer to enjoy relaxing soaks in the bath).

    In my opinion the fitting you have shown in the post isn’t good enough to provide all the light you want in the room. If you can’t have inset spots and can only have one ceiling fitting then seek the advice of a lighting specialist shop. I think that they will suggest more lights on a ceiling track, reflected off the ceiling and the wall opposite the basin rather than a light source pointed towards the mirror (which will produce shadow and glare.)
  • Carolina

    Pendants flanking the mirror?

  • boatenga
    Thanks for your comments Jonathan. Yes, my electrician essentially said it would require extensive changes to the bathroom (which I have neither the patience nor the money for at this stage) to get lights on either side of the mirror.

    I’m not sure what it is about spotlights but I always find they create lots of shadows and are particularly unflattering lot overhead in big mirrors. I’m looking for a way to avoid those two disadvantages if possible.
  • boatenga
    Thanks Carolina that’s an interesting suggestion, and one I’ll ask my builder about. As I said, spotlights are tricky but not impossible from my roof, so pendant lights dangling down from either side could look good and give me what I need for the mirror. Then I might put in something else for ambient lighting.

    All other suggestions very much welcome!
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