The lighting creates the atmosphere and personality of the bathrooms. Nowadays countless different luminaires are available for the bathroom and sauna, and it is easy to find one’s favourite of them.
A single light source installed on the ceiling is no longer the only option, but the light can come from several different sources. The details of both the bathroom and the sauna are illuminable, and underwater lights are also available.
How do I start to design bathroom lighting?
When designing the lighting of the bathroom and the sauna, you should consider what kind of atmosphere you are striving for. Do you want steady general lighting or more drama? The mood is influenced by the type of lighting and the placement of the lights, as well as the colour temperature and adjustability of the light.
It’s better to start lighting design well in advance, especially if you want to have more versatile lighting. The architecture and furnishings of the space and the colours and materials used in the interior are good to be known when designing the lighting. This will help to see where the light is needed and which details you want to emphasize. This creates a unified, beautiful space that the lighting enriches.
The size and colour scheme of the space significantly affect lighting design. Small space lighting is always easier to design than a large. Similarly, light surfaces are easier than the black ones. For example, dark walls often cause the space to appear smaller than its dimensions. The walls remain dark, especially if the single light spot is in the middle of the ceiling.
With modern technology, i.e. with LEDs and optical fibers, it is easy to implement integrated solutions. The lights can be immersed in the structures of the bathroom. This way, the space can be more affected by lights.
For example, a variety of lights are available for pools, mirrors and bathtubs, which can highlight details. There are also several underwater lights in CARIITTI’s selection.
Long-lasting and safe lighting for bathrooms
Lighting technology and the choice of high-quality lights extend the longevity of the lighting in the bathroom. The lifetime of high-quality lights is further enhanced by carefully selected drivers and automation. At its simplest, it means presence sensors, daylight sensors and various timers. More than that, the luminaire interfaces can be programmed to automatically increase the current drive when the light source is fused, so that the light output remains constant.
When choosing lights for a bathroom, it is important to ensure that they are designed for damp spaces. Moreover, the lights for a sauna are also subject to certain safety regulations. For example, less than 50 centimeters away from the stove no non-included electrical devices are allowed to be installed. Therefore, different types of stove wall back lighting and stove lights can be carried out safely and according to regulations only with optical fibres.
Tips for lighting your bathroom:
- Consider what bathroom details you want to emphasize.
- Take into account the size of the premises, interior design and colour scheme.
- Select high-quality lights if you want them to be long-lasting.
- Ask a professional for advice if necessary. At CARIITTI we are happy to help you with the choice of lighting and safety issues.