Light Bars & Spotlights
These spotlights, also known as light bars, are designed specifically for use in UK bathroom Zone 2, boasting an IP44 rating for protection against water splashes. While spotlights might not offer the utmost brightness for a bathroom, they outperform a single ceiling-mounted fixture in the center by allowing the swivel spots to be directed to particular areas, enhancing both functionality and visibility. Alternatively, for those not in need of an IP-rated product, you can explore our ceiling section for additional spot plates and spot bars by clicking here.
Refer to our design guide below for more comprehensive information on bathroom spot lighting.
Bathroom spot lighting - spot bars and spot plates, multi positional
In an ideal world we would only use the best possible lighting solution in our bathrooms. This would incorporate general ambient lighting from ceiling lighting, task lighting to the side of a bathroom mirror and feature lighting i.e. some recessed downlights washing the walls with colour. In the real world when we refurbish a bathroom there needs to be a degree of compromise. So, if your bathroom is already tiled you may not want to fit wall lights or an illuminated mirror, equally if you cannot easily gain access to the void above the ceiling additional ceiling fittings have to be ruled out.
If you are in a position where you cannot use the best lighting the nex toption you may want to consider is a light bar. These take the supply from an existing lighting point and carry power to lamps along the length of the bar. More lamps increase the total light output and spreading further from the lighting point reduces the shadows normally associated with centre spots. It not ideal but it is better than a single lamp source. the spots swivel. tilt and turn to where you need them.
Last, please be aware that in the UK any ceiling fixed lighting can be used in Zone 3. Increasingly we are told of bathroom fitters who insist that IP44 fittings (zone 2) are used throughout the bathroom. This is incorrect we can supply support documents if required.