Proper lighting device in the bathroom: the options and methods, design methods

Proper illumination device in the bathroom

The ability to create yourself and your family in any comfortroom of your own home does not come immediately. And how else, after all literally just twenty years ago we started to become more or less available to a variety of devices and tools that facilitate our lives. But now to our services many innovations that make the apartment or house luxurious and cozy. And repair for us is not just giving shelter freshness, not often we are trying to fully upgrade it using a variety of design techniques. For example, the lighting in the bathroom - you know that the bath can be simply fabulous, using a variety of lighting fixtures and lamps?


  • To be or not to be a new lighting?
  • Incarnation design ideas
  • How to make the lighting in the bathroom
Options for area lighting

So you can illuminate the bathroom

To be or not to be a new lighting?

Here you already have to decide on their own. Given that most bathrooms arranged with no natural light, you can make even a good artificial. But if you are satisfied with a light bulb above the door at which the accounts and to wash and shave, and perform other procedures, then you do not need to change anything. However, many are already well aware that much more pleasant to deal with any matters (and including hygienic) in more comfortable surroundings.

Remember, what you are doing in the bathroom:

  • wash
  • take a shower (in the morning or in the evening - it does not matter)
  • bathe the baby - a mountain of foam and a flotilla of toys
  • shave (and, both men and women - only different area)
  • taking a relaxing bath with foam, salt, flower petals and other pleasant additions
  • erase (or in the washing machine, or need prostirnut or zamyt that a small or urgent)
  • anoint themselves different creams
  • just wash your hands
  • perhaps even apply make-up or caring for the nails (purely for women)
  • But you never know more than when in the bathroom comfortable, we can find many things that it's best to do it in the room
Bath with backlight

Romantic bath entourage - candles, petals and champagne

And now the question is - and whether the appropriateLighting in the bathroom for all of these important and necessary things? After all, for each of them the light has to be the best - bright or muted, directional or diffused, but still cover the exact area of ​​the room where you currently are.

Incarnation design ideas

The decision was made - will change the lighting, themore than that, and so do the repair. But before you start to work, you should think carefully about what fixtures and where we want to place the updated bathroom. Interior designers offer many options, you just think for what options will be to the liking and to suit your bathroom. It is understood that the lighting in a small bathroom to be materially different from the illumination spacious. However, any bathroom can be beautiful and comfortable. And if the interior of this intimate corner, you consider yourself, make sure to it that the individual elements, including lighting fixtures, fit harmoniously into the overall picture.

Since the lighting should be not only decorative, but also functional, is to divide the bath into several zones, for which you need a different lighting. Core areas - four, and these include:

  • own bath (shower, hot tub or a simple shower tray), where you carry out water treatment
  • washbasin with mirror
  • furniture (cupboards, tables, shelves, etc.)
  • household appliances, such as washing machine and dryer

Of course, the separation of all of the zones are notsuitable for every bathroom. It is unlikely that a small Khrushchev's version can cram stiralku dryer, and even lockers with bedside tables. However, if space allows, all it really convenient to locate here.

We begin to paint in more detail each zone. Thus, the bath, it is also the font. Look, the lighting in the bathroom: the bath photo options backlight.

Bath with backlight

The backlight on the perimeter of the bath

Bath with backlight

LED lighting bath

Independent bath lighting

Bath with autonomous backlight

Bath with backlight

Built-in lights on the perimeter of the bath

Bath with backlight

The original bath design with autonomous backlight

Bath with backlight

Bath illuminated in the Japanese style

Bath with backlight

Decorative bath lighting

As is clear from the photo, there are a couple optionsmake the most of the light focused on the bathroom. It often is soft lighting around the perimeter and bright ceiling (or wall) lamp above it. For a relaxing session in the warm fragrant vodichke best to the first variant - subdued light that allows to dive to the full depth of his good feeling.

It can be used as backlight andhalogen bulbs planted on a small distance from each other, and light-emitting diodes (LED strip). For a more luxurious and original designs play with the color scheme of illumination, for example, make a colored lens (cap-lamp-shades). Those who allow finance and too lazy to bother with installing a separate backlight, offered to buy a bath with built light sources. Expensive, of course, but that does not make for the maintenance of the secured status of a person with good taste.

A more pragmatic activities (bathing children,washing, nail treatment, washing and similar occupations) is more suitable brighter lighting to clearly see the object. And these lights, you can select the most to your taste - from chandeliers to sconces. Try to make them change direction, then one luminaire to cope with multi-zone lighting.

Another area which is present in anybathroom, despite its size, - the mirror over the sink. By the way, this zone is considered to be the main work. And again represent light in the bathroom - photo of different decoration and illumination of mirrors.

Light mirror

The lighting around the mirror - fluorescent lamps

Lighting of the working area

Backlit mirror and washstand

Light mirror

Mirror with integrated lighting

What is important when illuminated mirror area? There are only three items - lamps next to the mirror is adjusted so that

  • face covered uniformly, without shadow transitions
  • the light is not blinding and does not reflect in the mirror, creating reflections
  • light in color was the closest to a natural

According to the recognized designers, it is bestmeets the conditions of a mirror with built-in lighting (well, like masters of expensive and luxurious things). But in any case the lights must correspond to their intended use, be it fluorescent lights, halogen bulbs frame or wall lamp with frosted shade.

Highlighting the mirror cabinet

Highlighting shelves in mirror cabinet

Hangers with backlight

Dispensers for towels with mood lighting

Go to furniture. No matter how small the bathroom, a few shelves, hangers for towels, and even cabinet under the sink, it is still present. But is it worth to make a separate lighting for furniture, you decide for yourself. Although small LEDs will not only illuminate the shelves, doors, drawers and hooks, but also help to create an original illumination, creating a fabulous, romantic and fantastic atmosphere. The photos displayed a couple of interesting ideas in this regard.

Almost as is the case with household appliances - small svetilnichek over the washing machine will allow you to follow the washing steps without the use of general lighting.

How to make the lighting in the bathroom

The next step after determining what weWe want to be the embodiment of plans in life. And how to do it properly, with all the safety standards, it is necessary to know everyone. Indeed, without this knowledge it is difficult even to buy the necessary materials.

Since the bathroom - a room with highhumidity, and lighting of the need to mount so as to prevent ingress of steam, water spray or stream to electrical contacts or glass warmed. We do not want to arrange a short circuit or an explosion bulb? Especially because, in some situations we can not get cuts from lampochnogo glass, but also get a pretty electric shock.

For the most specific location of electrical regulations in the bathroom turn to our foreign colleagues electrician. Thus, the entire suite can be divided into 4 zones on security level:

  • zero - an area where there is a clash with the large quantities of water - in itself a bath or shower tray
  • first - perhaps getting streams of water - over the bath on the attachment height shower in the standards is the height of 2 meters 25 centimeters
  • the second - an area where there may be splashes of water - surrounding the first zone on the sides of 60 cm and up to the ceiling (by the standards - up to 3 meters)
  • third - the most secure area without directingress of water - surrounded by a second to the best of the walls and ceiling (standards argue that the zone covers a radius area of ​​2 meters 40 centimeters), apparently in Khrushchev bathrooms third zone is not simply a fact

Well, the separation is simple and intuitive - the closerto the bath, the more protected from water must be our appliances. But on the labeling of the so-called wiring accessories worth discussing in detail. Protection devices housing marked letters IP, the degree of protection indicated by the numbers 00 (no protection) to 68 (maximum protection). And the first number (0 to 6) indicates protection against solid particles and dust, and the second (again from 0 to 8 already) gives an idea of ​​protection from moisture.

And now we can specify exactly what mark should be on the lamps (or other appliances) in each bathroom safety zones.

  • Zero Zone - the degree of protection not less than IPh7, voltage greater than 12 V (with the transformer to be installed outside the zone)
  • The first zone - the degree of protection not less than IPh5
  • The second zone - the degree of protection not less than IPh4 (here it is already possible to install outlet)
  • The third zone - the degree of protection at least IPh1, ie virtually all electrical appliances

Well, lighting bathrooms in goodthe hands of an armed master the necessary knowledge. Remained little things - do it all in practice. And here the recommendations are not necessary to bring in the right places the wiring, connect the lamps, screw (or set) light bulbs you can yourself. In a pinch, you can always consult an electrician friend that you trust. Successful repair!

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