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Bathroom Lighting Installation Guide

Bathroom Lighting Installation
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It’s no secret, the bathroom can be one of the most relaxing places in your home. The type of lighting in your bathroom can make or break the room. If you’ve decided to revamp your bathroom, there are a few important electrical considerations that you need to keep in mind when doing your lighting installation. Simple things such as the type of lights, where the lights should be placed as well as the type of fittings.

Type of Lighting

Your bathroom lighting is not something you should neglect. Getting the perfect bathroom lighting can be a challenging task. You need to consider the look and feel that you want to achieve for your bathroom as lighting will dictate how you and others view the space.

While it may seem like a great idea to buy whatever works and have it installed, poor lighting in your bathroom can have some consequences. You don’t want to go out with patchy spots that you missed while shaving or leave your home with your make-up looking weird in the daylight. The lighting in your bathroom will affect how you see yourself and the difference between bathroom lighting and outdoor lighting can be starkly different.

When considering what type of lighting to use there are a variety of types:

  • Task
  • Ambient
  • Accent
  • Decorative

Where Should Your Lighting Be Placed?

This comes down to two different factors. The first is where you’d ideally like the lighting to be installed and the second is if it’s in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC). According to the NEC regulation, there should be at least one ceiling-mounted fixture, your state and local regulations may differ.

If you’re unsure about where your lights should be placed, don’t hesitate to contact one of the licensed electricians from Art Plumbing, AC & Electric to help advise you. Our electricians will make sure that your bathroom lighting is placed not only how you want it, but we will also make sure that it’s compliant with local regulations.

Listening to the advice of an experienced and reliable electrician will help you ensure the longevity of your chosen lighting. You don’t want your lighting exposed to moisture which can damage the fixture as well as cause problems with your bathrooms electrical wiring.

What Light Fittings Can Be Used in a Bathroom?

Remember that electricity and water should never mix. If your bathroom fittings get any moisture there’s a good chance of your bathrooms electrical wiring being fried. When searching for light fittings, make sure you specify to the store consultants that the lights will be installed in your bathroom.

Unlike your living room, your bathroom is a moisture rich and damp environment. You need to get fittings that are moisture resistant and will not rust if exposed to moisture.

Code Requirements

Don’t forget that bathrooms have their own specific electrical code requirements. At Art Plumbing, AC & Electric, we offer a variety of lighting services. We also make sure that we not only strictly follow the National Electrical Code (NEC) when it comes to electrical code requirements but also state and local regulations as well.

In some cases, your bathroom can be a haven, but if you use the services of a company that does not follow state, local and NEC regulations, there’s a good chance your haven can become a deathtrap instead. Each state can have its own rules and regulations regarding the electrical requirements for bathroom installations and that will always supersede the NEC. If you’re unsure about code compliance, chat to one of our trustworthy and licensed electricians today.

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