How to fix your bathroom lighting the easy way

November 15, 2022

How to fix your bathroom lighting the easy way

While the bathroom may not be the first place one thinks of when they think of lighting design, it certainly is an important room to consider. As underrated as it may be, people spend a lot more time there than they realize. It is often times the first-place people go to when they wake up in the morning and one of the last places they visit before they go to bed. Many people spend time grooming and preparing for the day in their bathroom. All these reasons point towards having optimal lighting that sets the mood for the day.

Types of Lighting

 There is more to lighting than aesthetics. Having quality bulbs that are reliable and fulfill your desired purpose is most important. Galvanized light fixtures can be a wonderful choice for the bathroom lighting fixtures due to their durability in a moist environment. There are many different bulb types that have different functions. Some main things to consider are how much energy they consume, their color temperature, and how their color affects the mood of the room.  

  1. Natural Lighting – Did you know that lighting can have a direct impact on your health? Your circadian rhythm, a natural process that regulates your wake-sleep cycle, is affected by light exposure. Having proper lighting helps to regulate this cycle as opposed to disrupting it, negatively affecting your sleep and your overall health. The best lighting for this purpose is natural daylight. Designing a bathroom with as much natural light as possible is also a profound way to maximize your lighting with the least amount of energy consumption. This can be achieved with multiple windows—with shades for added privacy—or with a skylight. Bright, direct light can also be achieved with traditional glass lighting fixtures! 
  1. LED Lighting–These bulbs consume less electricity, last longer, and are easily dimmable. We have a dimmable LED light bulb that is inspired by the original Edison light bulb that’s perfect for creating a vintage look with a modern quality! Known for being energy efficient, LED bulbs are becoming fan favorites in homes across the U.S. and are changing the lighting game! They are also great for a farmhouse vanity light and modern farmhouse bathroom lighting design due to their simplistic style and minimal appearance. Our milk glass schoolhouse lights blend well with any style and are also simple and minimalistic in appearance. 
  1. Fluorescent–Fluorescent lights are best used in larger spaces where the light can disperse. Instead of having a concentrated source of light, fluorescents give off a glow that creates generalized illumination as opposed to lighting that is direct. Fluorescent lights are also affordable and have a long life span. Few homes have these lights in them, but they are a great fit for office spaces, classrooms, and hallways. If you own a business, fluorescent lights are a reliable option. On the other hand, CFLs (compact fluorescent lights) are much more versatile and can be used in any space. Their compact size means they can fit nicely into sconces, ceiling lights, and table lamps.

Here at The Lamp Goods, we have bathroom wall lighting like our farmhouse vanity light that is very unique from what is on the web. Then our bathroom ceiling lights offer you a choice of galvanized light fixturesmilk glass lights  for a softer glow of illumination or mason jar light fixture for the farmhouse lighting style. However one of our most popular bathroom vanity lights is our antique glass vanity light found here.

 Color Temperature

 Color temperature describes the color of the light that a light bulb provides, and it measured in Kelvin (K). The lower the color temperature, the warmer the color of the light appears. The higher the color temperature, the cooler the color of the light appears. Many people prefer light in the 2700-3000k range because it is the closet color to natural sunlight, making it the ideal color temperature range. Color temperature can affect the mood of a room. Warmer color temperatures give off a red or auburn color which is typically cozier. Cooler color temperatures give off a blue or green color which is better for clarity. 


Lighting placement is extremely important within the bathroom, especially around the mirror. It needs to be balanced and shadows should be considered. One thing to avoid is asymmetrical lighting. Placing a light on one side of the mirror will create uneven illumination and may cast a shadow on your reflection, making it distorted and grooming difficult. Symmetrical lighting will alleviate this issue and minimize inconsistencies. We have a wall sconce section with amazing lights to choose from. It is also best to not use a single overhead light above the mirror. Even in a smaller bathroom, a single light fixture may not be sufficient in illuminating it entirely. Layer your lighting by using multiple lighting types. For mirror lighting, it is best to have lighting on the sides and above the mirror so that it is a balanced, fully-illuminated view. Our mason jar bathroom vanity light is a popular choice for above the mirror lighting especially if you need farmhouse vanity light look! 

Still unsure of where to start? We have an entire section dedicated to lights that are optimal for the bathroom! Check out our bathroom lights today and find your perfect light!

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