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.

Toilet

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.
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How to light up your working area

Due to the confined situation we are in to curb the spread and impact of COVID-19, many of us have been forced to work from home.

In order to be able to concentrate, establish a good dynamic and make the most of the resources we have, we bring you seven tips to light up your desk from the Faro Barcelona project team.

1. Make the most of natural light
Find the window in the room where you will be working and place your table there. It is important that it is on the side of the window, neither in front or just behind it.

2. Position yourself according to the dominant hand
To take advantage of the natural light, you should place yourself on the opposite side of your dominant hand. This way you will not make shadows when writing, drawing or typing on the work surface.

3. Strengthens space with artificial light
If you do not have much natural light, or to work during the hours of less sun, you can opt for a lamp.

4. Avoid contrast
When looking for the best artificial light, make sure it projects evenly throughout the space. It’s not a good idea, for example, to use only one lamp on the desk in a dark space. This bad contrast will make your eyes harder to focus.

5. Combines a table lamp with the general light
What we do recommend is that you look for a table lamp that serves as a support, and that helps to unify the general light of the room.

6. Look for a light with a temperature of 4000K
The ideal temperature for work spaces should be 4000K, which is measured by the Chromatic Reproduction Index (CRI) and tells us how the light is projected

7. The best warm light for decoration
Similarly, it is best not to use lamps with warm temperatures (1,000 to 3,000K) for work spaces. These, we recommend for decorative lighting.

8. A luminaire that regulates itself
To follow all these tips, and depending on the natural light and time of day, we recommend the INVITING collection. It allows you to regulate the intensity and temperature of the light and move the head according to your needs. You can buy it here.
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