It is important to have lighting over or near your shower within a bathroom for several reasons. Adequate lighting in the shower area can create a more comfortable and enjoyable showering experience including making sure you can see clearly within the shower. This can help avoid accidents like slipping and tripping. Good lighting can also make the bathroom look bigger and more inviting, as well as helping to make the shower area more visually appealing. Lastly, having lighting over or near the shower can help make the shower area easier to clean. Proper lighting will help you spot any dirt, grime, or mildew that might be hidden away in the shower area. This can help you keep the shower area clean and hygienic.
Here are some tips that you should consider when selecting the perfect recessed shower light for your bathroom:
1. Consider the available space.
The size and shape of your shower will dictate the size and shape of your recessed shower light. Make sure that whatever you choose fits in the space you have available.
2. Look at the wattage.
The wattage of your recessed shower light will determine how much it will cost to operate and how bright the light will be. Make sure you choose a wattage that meets your needs without being too much or too little.
3. Look at the color temperature.
The color temperature of your recessed shower light will affect how the light looks. Make sure that you choose a color temperature that matches the other lights in your bathroom.
4. Look at the style.
The style of your recessed shower light should match the other fixtures in your bathroom. There are a variety of styles available, so make sure to take a look at what’s available.
5. Look at the trim.
The trim of your recessed shower light will affect how your light looks. Make sure to choose a trim that matches the other fixtures in your bathroom.
6. Find a Moisture-Resistant Trim, Lighting Fixture, or LED Bulb.
Finding a moisture resistant trim or fixture for a shower light is an important step in ensuring the longevity of your shower light. Moisture is one of the main causes of damage to electrical components, and it is essential to choose a trim or fixture that is designed to withstand moisture.
Most fixtures have LED lights integrated into them now and do not require a light bulb. If a bulb has to be chosen, it is important to make sure that the bulb is damp rated.
Once you’ve considered all of these points, you should have a better idea about which recessed shower light is right for you.
See the below options for damp rated bulbs and fixtures:
- 11W LED BR40 from Euri Lighting - Available in 3000K, 4000K, 5000K
- 10W LED Color Tunable Recessed Retrofit from Euri Lighting - Available in 4-inch and 6-inch
Common Questions about Recessed Bathroom Lighting
Can you put an LED light over a shower?
Installing an LED light in a shower is a great way to add a modern touch to your bathroom. LED lights are more energy efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs, and they produce a bright, even light that is perfect for shower lighting.
Should you put a light in the shower?
Installing a light in the shower is a great way to add additional lighting and safety to the bathroom. It can provide ample lighting for showering and can even help make the shower area look more inviting.