Picking the Best Bathroom Lighting with a Fort Lauderdale Electrician

Corporate restroom. Shot with Canon 30D and Canon 24-105L lens.

Your bathroom is probably not the funnest place in the house to remodel or upgrade, but it certainly deserves your attention. You do spend a lot of time in the bathroom and it is always nicer when it is a little more inviting. One way to enhance your bathroom is with some dramatic lighting changes. You never realize how important bathroom lighting is until you are looking in the mirror and trying to determine if you truly have a yellow pallor or if it just the lighting. Bathrooms are the one room in your house that need a couple of different types of light. An electrician in Fort Lauderdale can install each of the fixtures. The staff at Elcon Electric can get you set up with the right electrician for your lighting job.

Here are some tips to help you light your bathroom in a way that is inviting and functional.

1. Avoid installing those bright lights directly over the vanity. This lighting can cast shadows that make it look as if you haven’t slept in a week. Instead, have your Fort Lauderdale electrician install lights on each side of the mirror.
2. Task lighting should be bright, but not blinding. A 25-watt CFL or LED is sufficient. If you are going with the old school lights, a 75 to 100-watt bulb will be needed.
3. Recessed lights are great for accenting any artwork or wall designs you have in a guest bathroom. You don’t have to worry so much about bright lighting in these areas.
4. If your bathroom is large, it is a good idea to have several fixtures. You can have task lighting near the mirror, recessed lighting and even some pretty candle-like wall lights for using at night.

It is also a great idea to have your bathroom lights equipped with a dimmer installed by an electrician. Fort Lauderdale homeowners will appreciate being able to control the amount of light, especially first thing in the morning or late at night. Talk with the team at Elcon Electric and see what lighting scheme will work best in each of your bathrooms.