Beauty And The Bath

Bathroom Lighting For Romance Or Relaxation

Creating bathroom lighting for romance or relaxation can be accomplished in several ways.

Romantic Bathroom Lighting

For those who enjoy spending a relaxing evening in a bubble bath or sauna, lighting is essential.

Creating bathroom lighting for romance or relaxation can be accomplished in several ways. For those who enjoy spending a relaxing evening in a bubble bath or sauna, lighting is essential.

Whether alone, or with a partner, the background lighting will have an immediate impact on the mood that is set.

If your goal is to create a passionate, romantic environment, then your choice of lighting is critical. Though everyone would undoubtedly love a fireplace in the middle of his or her bathroom, not everyone can enjoy this luxury.

Dimmer Switches

Using creative lighting strategies, however, you can create an environment similar to that of fire or candlelight and ensure that the mood is set. One of the easiest ways to create romantic lighting in the bathroom is through the use of a dimmer switch.

A dimmer switch enables you to control the amount of light streaming in your bathroom. This provides many benefits and is undoubtedly the easiest way to turn your bathroom into an oasis of relaxation.

romantic bathroom lightingIn addition to creating a romantic or relaxing atmosphere, bathroom light dimmers are also a great way to save on your electric bill and also extend the life of your light bulbs.

It is important to have experience with electric work and direct knowledge before beginning a lighting project.

If you aren't sure that you can handle the task yourself, contact a professional.

Additionally, you can install a dimmer switch with your selected lighting fixtures, or it can be used with pot lights.

Otherwise known as recessed lighting, pot lights give you the ability to direct light in a specific area. No matter what type of lighting fixtures you have, a dimmer switch is an excellent addition to your home lighting needs.

Pot Lights

Pot lighting is a good choice since the lights are overhead and won't cast a harsh glow on the body. For those who would like to add lighting that is easily controlled, is perfect for any time, day or night, recessed lighting is the best choice.

If installing pot lights, make sure to read the manufacturers instructions.

You will also need to determine if your ceiling has insulation in the ceiling, as you won't want to run the risk of having your lighting overheat due to surrounding insulation. Check to ensure that the pot lights are insulation compatible first.

Light Bulbs

Another safety factor to take into consideration is the amount of wattage used for the light bulbs. Choose the recommended watts to ensure the lights will not overheat. Also, choose low canister pot lights for ceilings 8' or lower.

Some other ways to use bathroom lighting for romance or relaxation include selecting colored light bulbs, using wall sconces, burning candles, and selecting dark colored lampshades for standing lamps placed in the bathroom.

The simplest and easiest way to create a soft glow in the bathroom, aside from installing a dimmer switch, is by selecting colored light bulbs.

You can also use these light bulbs with your fixtures that are set on the dimmer switch to give you even greater control. It's important, however, to ensure that you can easily switch from dim or colored lighting into full spectrum bright lighting as well.

Add and enjoy bathroom lighting for romance or relaxation!

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Updated March 15, 2012

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