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A Simple Guide to Bathroom Lighting

When it comes to fixing up a house, the bathroom is one of the hardest rooms to get right. From tiling and grouting to installing the fixtures and fittings, it's a job that takes a great deal of care and attention. So when it's all finished, it's a shame that some homeowners fail to properly utilize bathroom lights to make the most of their newly refurbished room.  Here is where a licensed electrician from Sylvia Electrical Contracting can help you decide what light is best suited to your needs.

Good lighting is the key to finishing off the perfect bathroom; used correctly, it will compliment the look of a well designed room. There are three main types of bathroom lighting: ambient, task and accent. Ambient lighting is general lighting that takes the place of daylight, while task lighting, as the name suggests, is used for specific jobs such as shaving. Accent lighting, on the other hand, is used to add texture, focus and shape to particular features or areas of the room.

While many bathrooms will look great with the right use of just ambient and task lighting, larger rooms will benefit from the addition of accent lighting, which can work in combination with the other two types of lighting to create a stunning and eye-catching scheme. A Boston Electrician can help you decide great lighting.

Both traditional central ceiling fixtures and recessed (or 'down') lights will provide good levels of ambient light without breaking the bank. Wall lights with shades or covers, when used in conjunction with central ceiling lights or down lights, can help to add variety while contributing to a mellow atmosphere.

Over mirror are used for bright task lighting while also handily providing an outlet  for plugging in electric shavers or toothbrushes. Spotlights are ideal for task and accent lighting. In fact, bars featuring two spotlights have the advantage of using a single fitting to hold a number of light sources and can provide useful task lighting when fitted over a mirror.

It's always important to remember, of course, that bathroom light fittings should be located well out of reach and properly shielded, while light switches should be located far away from the bath or shower. Call Sylvia Electrical and a qualified, licensed electrician or electrical contractor will help you make the right decision.

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