Did you know that approximately 235,000 people are hospitalized each year due to injuries suffered in the bathroom? This is the reason why the bathroom requires high-quality lighting.

Most homeowners tend to overlook the importance of proper lighting and fixtures in the bathroom when designing their homes. Optimizing bathroom lighting goes beyond illumination; it is also aesthetically attractive.

Choosing bathroom lighting can be an overwhelming task because there is no universal bathroom lighting system. To help you choose the best lighting for your bathroom, we shall look at the different types of bathroom lights and fixtures for adequate illumination.

  1. Bathroom Ceiling Lights

Bathroom ceiling lights offer maximum lighting for your bathroom. It is mostly placed at the center of the bathroom ceiling. The bathroom light’s primary function is to provide background light for performing general tasks at the mirror or counter.

  1. Wall Sconce Lights

As the name suggests, wall sconce lights are fixed on the wall. They are mounted in pairs, mostly above the bathroom sink. Modern sconce lights come in different designs, sizes, and styles.

There are various wall scones to choose from. However, you should note that the bathroom and mirror size will determine the type of bathroom wall sconce to use. It is ideal to place wall scones on both sides of small-sized mirrors, while for large-sized mirrors, a sconce placed above the mirror works effectively.

  1. LED Bathroom Light Fixtures

Bathroom light fixtures have gained popularity over time because they are cost-effective. LED lights use ½ or less energy power. They are also recyclable, offering a low-maintenance and environmentally friendly bathroom light option for both homes and hotel room bathrooms.


A qualified electrician can wire your LED lights to your electric main.

  1. Recessed Lights

Recessed lights are installed into holes in the ceiling through multiple connections at the center of the bathroom or along room perimeters. They save on space and act as a general lighting option in the bathroom. Recessed lights are placed

If you place numerous recessed lights on the ceiling, they provide the right amount of bathroom light as per your bathroom size. An advantage of recessed lights is that they are adjustable; this allows you to focus your light in places where it’s needed the most and make your home more attractive.

  1. Bathroom Vanity Lights

Two or more lights located above the bathroom mirror are known as vanity lights. Some bathrooms can independently depend on ceiling lights for proper illumination, and some rely only on vanity lights for their lighting needs.

They are placed above the vanity, sink, or counter. However, some vanity lights may be too bright, and some don’t offer adequate shading. Make sure to choose one that properly suits your visual needs.

  1. Bathroom Chandelier

Chandeliers are rarely placed in the bathroom, but they make a beautiful bathroom space statement.  They are mostly placed above the bathtub to give that hotel-like ambiance. However, to achieve a perfect bathroom chandelier look, your bathroom ceiling needs to be at least 10 feet high to accommodate it comfortably.

Image Source: BigStockPhoto.com (Licensed)