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Discover the Perfect Bathroom Lighting Fixtures for Every Space

Transform your bathroom with lighting that seamlessly combines practicality with aesthetic appeal. Our expert advice helps you design a luminous haven for your daily rituals.

Strategic Lighting Design:
Perfect the art of bathroom illumination with thoughtful placement. Avoid the common mistake of a central downlight over the sink—opt for side lighting to banish shadows. Opal glass shades create a soft, even light, while matte-finished metal fixtures ensure a smooth distribution.

Economical and Stylish Solutions:
Discover the perfect balance of affordability and elegance. Lighting Styles offers an array of cost-effective, stylish lighting options—from LED downlights to sophisticated wall sconces—that bring life to any bathroom setting.

Safety First:
Choose bathroom lighting with peace of mind, knowing that our range meets rigorous IP safety standards. For tailored lighting advice, contact our specialists at 01780 767617, who are on hand to assist you in finding the ultimate lighting match.

Focus on energy-efficient lighting to make an eco-friendly and economically smart choice for your space.

Take Action: Enhance Your Bathroom with Top Lighting Trends:
Revamp your bathroom into a beacon of light. Browse Lighting Styles online for the latest in bathroom lighting solutions and expert tips, where functionality and design converge. Whether it's a minor update or a comprehensive overhaul, our lighting is crafted to make a lasting impression.

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Bathroom Lighting Zones - Showers

Bathroom Lighting Zones - Showers

IEE Wiring Regulations – Showers

Regardless of whether a shower is enclosed or part of a wet room similar rules apply.

The walls directly next to the shower are regarded as Zone 1. This extends to a height of 2.25 metres from floor level.

In this area any light fixtures must have a minimum ingress protection of IPx5.

In wet rooms with a wall fixed shower head the wall is regarded as zone 1. The zone extend 1.2 metres to the left and right of the shower head.  On the floor (and up the wall to a height of 150mm)  is regarded as zone 0.  In zone 0 we do not support the use of anything other than lighting specifically designed for use in a bath or jacuzzi.

Adjacent areas

Adjacent to the vertical boundary of Zone 1 is regarded as Zone 2. This also extends 2.25 metres above the finished floor level.

In zone 2, like zone 1, any light fixtures must have a minimum ingress protection of IPx4 (or IPx5 if there is a likelihood of water jets being used for cleaning). An exception to this requirement is a shaver supply unit complying with BS EN 61558-2-5 which, although it does not meet the requirements of IP4X, is permitted in zone 2, but must be positioned where direct spray from showers is unlikely.


RCD Protection

Regulation 701.411.3.3 requires that additional protection shall be provided for all circuits of the location by the use of one or more RCDs having the characteristics specified in Regulation 415.1.1. This was a significant change introduced by the 17th Edition. This means that all circuits, including lighting, electric showers, heated towel rails, etc. requires RCD protection not exceeding 30 mA.

 

Bathroom Lighting Zones - The Bath

Bathroom Lighting Zones - The Bath

IEE Wiring Regulations - Bath tubs.

Regardless of whether a bath is free standing or against a wall similar rules apply.

The area directly next to the bath is regarded as Zone 1. This extends to a height of 2.25 metres from floor level.

In this area any light fixtures must have a minimum ingress protection of IPx5.

With freestanding baths the wall below the top of the bath is also regarded as Zone 1. In enclosed baths the area below the bath is considered outside of any zones.

Inside the bath is zone 0. Any fitting used here must be SELV (max. 12V) and a minimum of IPX7 (protected against immersion in water. We do not support the use of anything other than lighting specifically designed for use in a bath or jacuzzi in zone 0.

Adjacent areas

Adjacent to the vertical boundary of Zone 1 is regarded as Zone 2. This also extends 2.25 metres above the finished floor level.

In zone 2, like zone 1, any light fixtures must have a minimum ingress protection of IPx4 (or IPx5 if there is a likelihood of water jets being used for cleaning). An exception to this requirement is a shaver socket complying with BS EN 61558-2-5 which, although it does not meet the requirements of IPx4, is permitted in zone 2. Any socket must be positioned where direct spray from showers is unlikely.


RCD Protection

Regulation 701.411.3.3 requires that additional protection shall be provided for all circuits of the location by the use of one or more RCDs having the characteristics specified in Regulation 415.1.1. This was a significant change introduced by the 17th Edition. This means that all circuits, including lighting, electric showers, heated towel rails, etc. requires RCD protection not exceeding 30 mA.

 

Vanity & Illuminated Mirrors

Vanity & Illuminated Mirrors

Everyone loves to look their best and this illuminated vanity mirror helps both men and the women.

Used to shave by it illuminates the face helping you see all those stray hairs and fine hairs that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Women love using this illuminated mirror too as it allows you to see your face close-up, in a good light making the application of make-up so much easier.  When you step away from the mirror and look in a normal magnification mirror you can’t believe how well applied your make-up is! Also it’s great for plucking your eyebrows, bit scary at first as you can see all of them but satisfying to know you’ve got all the stray ones.

There are some women who don’t like looking at themselves close-too but heh isn’t it better to see properly when making yourself up? Nothing worse badly applied make-up and tide-marks!

However having said all that about illuminated vanity mirrors, if you’ve a teenager in the house (especially a girl) you’ll NEVER get to use it yourself!

Bathroom Lighting Zones - Sinks

Bathroom Lighting Zones - Sinks

It is good practice to consider the area around a wash basin, within a 60cm radius of any tap to be considered as zone 2.

This is not regulation. However practicalities would suggest that any light fixtures used in this loaction should have a minimum ingress protection of IPx4 (or IPx5 if there is a likelihood of water jets being used for cleaning).

RCD Protection

Regulation 701.411.3.3 requires that additional protection shall be provided for all circuits of the location by the use of one or more RCDs having the characteristics specified in Regulation 415.1.1. This was a significant change introduced by the 17th Edition. This means that all circuits, including lighting, electric showers, heated towel rails, etc. requires RCD protection not exceeding 30 mA.

 

How to Look Good in the Morning

How to Look Good in the Morning

Everyone likes to see how they look in the morning and the bathroom mirror will be the first place you will catch sight of yourself.  Those who tell you otherwise will be fibbing, we all secretly like to check to see if another wrinkle has crept in overnight or if our hair is sticking up like a baboons. 

If the bathroom has an illuminated mirror or cabinet, you can see straight away all the crooks and cranies of your face and hopefully still love what you see!  Either of these fixtures will provide a good source of light to what can be the smallest room and you will be able to put right all the wrong that happened during the night! And, if you have an illuminated cabinet, you can easily find face cream, a comb, hair gel and in no time you will go from baboon to beauty in a flash.

Make mornings a happy time and never believe your friends when they tell you they wake up looking great EVERY morning - now they are fibbing!

Bathroom Lighting Design. Where To Start?

Bathroom Lighting Design. Where To Start?

So you have spent what usually amounts to a large amount of money to ensure you have a great bathroom and now you need to add the lighting.  Those bare bulbs, dusty pleated shades and cheap glass bulkhead lights should not be appearing in a modern, clean and stylish bathroom.  With a little guidance you can obtain lighting that not only looks fantastic but also provides the right lighting for your space.  Many of Lighting Styles customers are looking for design advice and we are happy to offer that service at no extra cost, give the sales team a call or simply read through our pages for help and advice.

Here is our recommendation.  First start with a clean sheet ignoring the wiring and its existing locations. Think about where you would like the light in your bathroom to be and leave behind any preconceptions as recessed bathroom downlights can be used in all locations including wet areas and even within the most powerful shower cubicle.

Once you have thought about lighting your bathroom lighting look through our categories, each of which contains design tips and advice, and find what you like and work out whether it would fit into your scheme.  If you need more help or do not know where to start then read on...

Crystal Prism Drum Chandeliers - Designed for Bathrooms

Crystal Prism Drum Chandeliers - Designed for Bathrooms

3 Options
£982.00
IP44 Rated - Crystal Glass - Hollywood Glam
Easy to Install LED Illuminated Glass Shelf with Switch - Splashproof Too!
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Easy to Install LED Illuminated Glass Shelf with Switch - Splashproof Too!

 
£39.00
Hard Anodised Aluminium Housing with Frosted Glass Shelf
Small IP-rated Recessed Wall Niche Light - Suitable for Bathrooms

Small IP-rated Recessed Wall Niche Light - Suitable for Bathrooms

10 Options
£55.00
37mm Diameter - Warm or Neutral White
Finest Round Illuminated Vanity Mirror - Fully Adjustable 5x Magnification
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Finest Round Illuminated Vanity Mirror - Fully Adjustable 5x Magnification

 
£299.00
Stylish and Practical with High Magnification
Edge Lit LED Colour Changing Mirror & Remote 700mm x 500mm

Edge Lit LED Colour Changing Mirror & Remote 700mm x 500mm

 
£209.70
IP44 Rated for Bathrooms - Mood Lighting
Recessed Downlight for Easy-to-Program and User-Friendly Bathroom Mood Lighting

Recessed Downlight for Easy-to-Program and User-Friendly Bathroom Mood Lighting

11 Options
£41.80
IP65 and offered in white, black or brushed aluminium
Dimmable IP65 Fire-rated LED Downlight: Budget-Friendly GU10 Alternative

Dimmable IP65 Fire-rated LED Downlight: Budget-Friendly GU10 Alternative

5 Options
£14.40
CCT switchable white 3000/4000/5500°k. White Bezel Incl - Optional Bezels Available
Cabin Style IP44 Frosted Glass Wall Light

Cabin Style IP44 Frosted Glass Wall Light

2 Options
£248.00
Brass or Bronze - Use Inside or Outside
IP65 Flexible LED Lighting Tape - RGB Plus White 3000°k

IP65 Flexible LED Lighting Tape - RGB Plus White 3000°k

5 Options
£44.00
Ultimate flexibility with this tape - every colour you might desire and true white light
Adjustable 4 Lamp Square Spotlight - White or Black Glass

Adjustable 4 Lamp Square Spotlight - White or Black Glass

2 Options
£132.00
Adjustable Lamp Heads - IP44 Rated
Recessed Discreet Brushed Steel IP65 LED Light

Recessed Discreet Brushed Steel IP65 LED Light

6 Options
£62.30
Round or Square Options Available
LED Plaster Cornice Uplight for Architectural Feature Light - Aile

LED Plaster Cornice Uplight for Architectural Feature Light - Aile

3 Options
£128.00
Simple Curved Profile with 50mm Projection
Low Glare Design LED Niche Light - Brushed Aluminium

Low Glare Design LED Niche Light - Brushed Aluminium

3 Options
£24.00
Illuminate What Matters
Low Level Semi-Recessed Wall Light for Shower and Wetrooms

Low Level Semi-Recessed Wall Light for Shower and Wetrooms

 
£76.80
IP67 Rating - Marine 316L Stainless Steel
Wide Outdoor LED Wall Washer - Two Finishes

Wide Outdoor LED Wall Washer - Two Finishes

4 Options
£74.95
Outdoor or Indoor - Black or White - Widths 260mm or 360mm
Ships Well Glass Wall Light in Polished Aluminium - Chunky Caged Design
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Ships Well Glass Wall Light in Polished Aluminium - Chunky Caged Design

 
£89.00
For Inside Installation - Great for Many Rooms
Contemporary Up/Down LED Wall Light for Modern Interiors and Exteriors
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Contemporary Up/Down LED Wall Light for Modern Interiors and Exteriors

 
£39.50
Robust, Versatile & Stylish - Illuminate & Accentuate with Precision-Engineered LED Wall Lighting
Contemporary Coastal Design Mast Light For Wall Fixing - Rated IP65
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Contemporary Coastal Design Mast Light For Wall Fixing - Rated IP65

5 Options
£75.00
4 Colour Options Available - Use Inside or Out
Square IP65 Rated Surface Mounted Downlight
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Square IP65 Rated Surface Mounted Downlight

3 Options
£85.00
Black, Silver Grey, Painted White and Polished Chrome Finishes
Bathroom Low Level LED Guide Light - IP65 Rated
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Bathroom Low Level LED Guide Light - IP65 Rated

5 Options
£55.00
Safe for Use in Bathrooms and Around the Home
Astro Borgo 90 LED 3000K
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Astro Borgo 90 LED 3000K

3 Options
£48.50
In Stock - Priced to Clear
Finest Round Illuminated Vanity Mirror - Fully Adjustable 5x Magnification
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Finest Round Illuminated Vanity Mirror - Fully Adjustable 5x Magnification

 
£299.00
Stylish and Practical with High Magnification
LED Wall Light with Egg Shaped Glass - IP44 Rated
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LED Wall Light with Egg Shaped Glass - IP44 Rated

 
£96.87
Astro Kiwi - Bright Polished Copper Finish
Dual Voltage Slim Shaver Socket in White
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Dual Voltage Slim Shaver Socket in White

 
£9.60
A Stylish Shaver Socket at a Good Price
Floating Black Frame Wall Light - Long-Life LED
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Floating Black Frame Wall Light - Long-Life LED

 
£39.00
Black Textured Finish - Mount Vertically or Horizontally
Dual Voltage Shaver Socket - White Socket
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Dual Voltage Shaver Socket - White Socket

 
£15.00
Brushed Stainless Steel with Bevelled Edge
IP65 Twin Fixed LED Recessed Downlight
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IP65 Twin Fixed LED Recessed Downlight

 
£195.00
Black or White Finish with Rounded Edges
Sleek Tubular LED Light for Above or Around Bathroom Mirror
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Sleek Tubular LED Light for Above or Around Bathroom Mirror

 
£150.00
Width 900mm - IP44 Rated
Sensio Florence LED IP44 Glass Shelf Light - 500mm Wide
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Sensio Florence LED IP44 Glass Shelf Light - 500mm Wide

 
£39.00
Rated IP44 With Built-In Switch
Easy to Install LED Illuminated Glass Shelf with Switch - Splashproof Too!
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Easy to Install LED Illuminated Glass Shelf with Switch - Splashproof Too!

 
£39.00
Hard Anodised Aluminium Housing with Frosted Glass Shelf
IP65 Adjustable LED White Downlight
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IP65 Adjustable LED White Downlight

 
£83.00
Dimmable, Suitable for Soffits and Bathrooms
Cube Wall Fixed Downlight with LED Lamp - 3 Finishes
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Cube Wall Fixed Downlight with LED Lamp - 3 Finishes

4 Options
£85.00
IP65 Rated Protected from Jets of Water
Modern Slim Tubular Glass Wall Light for Bathroom Use
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Modern Slim Tubular Glass Wall Light for Bathroom Use

4 Options
£84.00
Black, Matt Nickel, Matt Gold or Chrome - IP44 Rated
LED Surface Mounted Spotlight - Small and Subtle or Larger with Punch
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LED Surface Mounted Spotlight - Small and Subtle or Larger with Punch

15 Options
£80.00
Showerproof IP65 Design - Textured Black, Grey or White Polyester Paint Finish
Floating Halo Glass GU10 Recessed Downlight - Chrome Finish IP54 for Bathrooms
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Floating Halo Glass GU10 Recessed Downlight - Chrome Finish IP54 for Bathrooms

 
£34.50
Aluminium - Sealed Solid Glass with Chrome Ring
Glamorous Flush Mounted Bathroom Ceiling Light with Drop Crystals
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Glamorous Flush Mounted Bathroom Ceiling Light with Drop Crystals

 
£185.00
180mm Drop - Add Glamour to Your Bathroom - IP44 Rated
Rockcoco Outdoor Chandelier by Fatboy Dia 780mm
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Rockcoco Outdoor Chandelier by Fatboy Dia 780mm

 
£575.00
Designed for Bathrooms or Outside Areas - 5 Metre Cable

Discover the Perfect Bathroom Lighting Fixtures for Every Space

Explore How to Select the Ideal Lights for Every Function and Style

Introduction:

Navigating the world of bathroom illumination requires a blend of functionality and design. With hard surfaces and shiny fixtures dominating the space, achieving the right lighting balance is key—not just for routine tasks like shaving or makeup application but also for creating a welcoming atmosphere. Whether it's a compact ensuite or a spacious family bathroom, our guide helps you map out a lighting plan that banishes shadows, enhances mood, and maintains safety with IP-rated options.

Effective Lighting Solutions:

Banish harsh shadows with carefully chosen diffused light fixtures. Opal glass shades are a superb choice as they evenly disperse light, softening shadows and reducing glare. When selecting metal fixtures, opt for those with a matte finish to help maintain a uniform light distribution and prevent unwanted reflections.

Zoning Your Bathroom Lighting: Break down your bathroom into distinct lighting zones for a tailored approach. Remember:

  • Sidestep the error of placing downlights directly over the sink; use lights on either side of the mirror for an even, shadow-free visage.
  • A downlight in a shower cubicle is excellent, but think twice before installing one directly over the toilet.
  • Soft light is your ally in creating a serene bathroom atmosphere, so consider fixtures with opal glass to diffuse light, while being mindful of metal that can reflect or obstruct light paths.
  • Add a splash of glamour safely with chic, IP-rated lighting options for a touch of luxury that doesn't compromise on safety.

Affordable Elegance: Quality lighting need not break the bank. Lighting Styles offers an extensive selection of budget-friendly bathroom lighting solutions that deliver on both style and function. From energy-efficient LED downlights to elegant wall sconces, find the perfect lighting options to enhance your bathroom within any budget.

For personalised guidance or to explore our diverse range, contact our sales team at 01780 767617. Illuminate your bathroom with the perfect lighting choices and transform it into the sanctuary you deserve.

For personalized guidance or to explore our diverse range, contact our sales team at 01780 767617. Illuminate your bathroom with the perfect lighting choices and transform it into the sanctuary you deserve.