Bathroom lighting

From Faro Barcelona, we’ve decided to give you some tips and recommendations on home lighting. With the help of our Project Department, we want to provide you with more useful information for this lockdown period.

This time, we’re focusing on a space that we rarely pay attention to, but which is very important and used daily: the bathroom. And since it’s important, so, too, is the lighting we install in each area:

The mirror

The most important thing in this area is to avoid shadows and to do so, we recommend the following types of wall lights. Perfect if they’re also regulatable:

– General direct wall lights on both sides of the mirror.
– ‘Dressing room wall lights’ that have several low potency bulbs.
– Wall lights for LED linestra lightbulbs. Perfect for covering with a line of continuous front lighting.

The basin

Although you may think that the mirror light will allow the basin to be well lit, we want to give you some tips for full lighting. So, for this area, we recommend accent lighting from the ceiling, with recessed or surface spotlights to focus the light so that it doesn’t invade other areas.

The shower

So that you’re not dazzled by the light, in the shower the best thing is to install a LED strip light with IP44 low potency and diffused lighting. The best thing is to install it directly onto the ceiling.

And, if possible, our project team particularly recommends installing recessed shelving inside the shower. This will be used to store shower products and utensils, so it must be at hand height. And, on the upper part of this shelving, install the LED strip light with IP44 that we mentioned.


This area can be lit in two ways: if it’s part of the main bathroom, the lighting of the other areas will help to light the toilet. But if it’s in its own ‘room,’ the best thing is a recessed LED strip light in the ceiling installed like the one we recommended for the shower area.

Support light

And, finally, we have a very useful tip for when we go to the bathroom when we’re half asleep. So that you’re not suddenly dazzled by the general lighting, we suggest looking for the perfect place to hide a warm, low potency LED strip light that switches on via a micro motion sensor. For example, you can install it behind the main mirror, under the vanity or on one of the towel holders.