Bathroom Lighting

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Old 05-06-04, 09:41 AM
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Bathroom Lighting

Im trying to agree on a lighting plan for a remodeled full bathroom that is only 5x8 with an 8 ceiling. It is a basic layout, enter the center of the room and the tub is on the right / pedestal sink & toilet on the left. I know the experts say to put sconces next to or above the vanity mirror, but I really dont like this look. At this point, we have only agreed on a recessed light in the shower but Id like the look of a recessed light directly over the pedestal sink/mirror (this should also be enough light to read while on the toilet). Will this really cast as many shadows as Im being told? Are there any other alternatives?
 
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Old 05-06-04, 11:25 AM
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I would advise against a light over the shower for safety reasons. If you do it, be sure to buy a fixture designed specifically for use above the shower (not just any old recessed fixture), and supply it with GFCI protection if required by the manufacturer.

In my opinion, a 5x8 bathroom can be adequately lighted simply with a multibulb fixture over the sink mirror. Paint the walls a near white to disperse the light. I know you don't prefer it, but the over-the-mirror lighting is the best choice for clearly seeing your face in the mirror.
 
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