The size of the bathroom is one of the key points when choosing the right lighting for it. If our bathroom is small (approximately 3 square metres), we can illuminate it with a single point of light on the ceiling. If, on the other hand, the bathroom is a little larger, we may need more light points to create a homogeneous light.
On the other hand, we must keep in mind which areas we want to illuminate, as a general rule these areas are three:
Shower: sometimes we want to install light points over the shower. First of all, we must have a series of rules in mind in order to avoid any problems and to carry out a correct installation. It is highly recommended to install luminaires with an IP65 protection level to avoid future problems with humidity and dust. In addition, luminaires should be installed at a minimum height of 2 metres and 30 centimetres (2.3m).
Washbasin: the washbasin is usually a fundamental part of our personal hygiene, whether to shave, apply make-up... This area allows us to combine elements to achieve uniform lighting without shadows or reflections, we can install wall lights on the sides and above the mirror. To avoid altering the skin tone, we recommend the installation of a cold white light, as close as possible to natural white light, from about 5000ºK.
Ceiling: if we have a large bathroom, we can make the most of it by installing LED downlights and achieve a more homogeneous and soft general lighting throughout the bathroom.