Published : 06/26/2019 12:39:57
Categories : First steps
When you want to light a bathroom, it is important to combine different atmospheres. The bathroom is a space in which we need the clarity of the cold light and the warmth of the more tempered tones. For example, the areas of the shower or bathtub are relaxation areas where comfort and tranquillity must prevail.
Normally, in bathrooms, it is very common to use the main light source for all square meters. The recommendation is that this individual lighting source is replaced by several sources with lower wattage distributed in the places that are necessary.
GU10 LED bulbs can be placed on the mirrors (always with the IP65 protection required). It is recommended to install light sources of around 7W and directional, so the light can be directed towards the desired points.
LED strips are ideal for indirect lighting since they allow greater versatility when installing them. There are many places where they can be installed, for example, an attractive and very useful way to use the LED strips is to place them on the back of the bathroom mirrors. Thus lighting can function as a decorative element.
Another very frequent use is to place the LED strips around the perimeter of the bathroom or on the lower perimeter of the bathroom furniture. Thus we have an indirect light source that we can use when the tasks we want to perform do not depend on a strong light source.
For this purpose, both the 12/24 VDC strips and the 220 VAC strips can be used. Our professional recommendation is to use the first ones because working at low voltages will avoid possible serious incidents.
LED fittings are an original idea that will provide a unique style to the design as well as the lighting of our bathroom, combining two very important features, aesthetics and lighting.
As for the first, the fittings that are usually placed in bathrooms are small, matching the installed furniture. You can find many designs and colours that can fit with the main design of our bathroom.
The second one is perhaps the most important. This type of wall light is usually installed in places where an extra light source is required and which are used at certain times when we are doing more precise work. This place is usually near mirrors or closets where we need that extra light.
The introduction of LED technology has developed a multitude of products that can help us to play with the lighting. In this case, the combination of electricity and light may sound dangerous, but nothing is further from reality. The combination of LED strips with IP68 protection (submersible) and the shower can help us to create an atmosphere of extra relaxation while we are showering. In addition, with the RGB alternative of this type of strips, we can combine the advantages of therapy colour and LED lighting.
If you want to install LED strips in the shower you have to fulfil two requirements: they have to be IP68 and work at 12 VDC. The first is common sense due to the bad relationship between electricity and water. The second is related to the first and relates to the recommended tension in work areas with humidity, such as a bathroom. Working in low voltage electrical installations is always recommended to avoid accidents.