See Precisely What You Want to See With Bathroom Downlights
Today, when you hear the term downlighting it is invariably synonymous with low voltage lighting. Low voltage lighting is a double edged sword but, on this occasion, both of those waterproof bathroom downlight
edges are positive. Obviously, if you have an accident and have 12 volts running through your body, that is far less horrendous than having the full whammy of 240 volts from the mains.
In fact, all you experience from a 12 volt electric shock is pins and needles. This lower risk of electric shock has to make low voltage downlighters the premier choice for bathroom lighting. Having said that, it is vital that any lights you choose for your bathroom abide by the bathroom lighting zones.
Something else to think about when looking at bathroom light fittings is GU10 lamps and fittings. GU10 lamps do not need a transformer but neither do they consume an immense amount of power; for the equivalent luminosity of a 35w tungsten halogen bulb, a GU10 bulb only consumes around 7w of power! It can’t be said often enough, however, always ensure that the lamps and fittings you choose are designed for bathroom use.
Downlights are perfect for the bathroom; you can choose beams ranging from wide to narrow, that is, from 20 degrees to 60 degrees. For specific task lighting, then the narrow beam is more practical, whilst 60 degree lighting provides good, ambient light.
Be inventive in your positioning of lights and you will be amazed at the effects that can be achieved; experiment! Learn something from all those interior design programmes that clutter the TV schedules! You will still need to be practical, of course, don’t forget those bathroom mirror lights, a downlight in the shower is also extremely useful.