This article is part of the full Astro Lights guide to bathroom lighting
. Until now we have talked about some ideas to help you in planning the lighting in your bathroom
and the types of Bathroom Lights: the General Lighting fittings
and the Illuminated Mirrors
. In this guide you can find some practical ideas and tips on what light fittings you need for the bathroom to be helping you in what you need to use it for!
Bathroom Lighting Guide, the Task Lights: Bathroom Wall lights
Take a leaf out of the hotel designer's style book by fitting stylish IP44-rated wall lights either side of a mirror - like the Cabaret AX0499 wall light
. Not only does this give a very sophisticated 5-star look, but it enables you to fit a mirror that has been cut to exactly the size that best fits the space. Available from budget to luxury prices, they offer a competitive alternative to the illuminated mirror option.
Examples of Bathroom Wall Lights: the AX0499 Cabaret Bathroom Light
(on the right) and the AX0274 Tube Bathroom Light
(on the left)
Top Tip: Make sure that you have no lighting directly over your head at the basin, as this will create unflattering shadows (see the g - mirror lit from above). Wall lights mounted either side of the mirror, or using an illuminated mirror will create a more even spread of light on the face (see the h below, mirror lit from two sides).
Read the previous articles in the series, Astro Lights Bathroom Lighting Guide
(or download the PDF guide online
) - planning the bathroom lights
, the general lighting
, and the task lights - illuminated mirrors
. To purchase these lovely fittings please visit the links provided above.