Illuminate the bathroom mirror

Illuminated mirror with traditional wall lights

The mirror is a piece key in decoration of the toilet: It brings light and elegance, helps to visually enlarge a space and can be essential when it comes to light up the bathroom in the most appropriate way. Depending on the option chosen, the environment can acquire very varied results, especially when we do not have a point of natural light or a window through which the sun enters.

To achieve a lighting effect homogeneous and avoid shadows It is preferable to combine low-voltage lamps on the ceiling with other higher-wattage lamps next to the mirror, placed at a distance of between 60 and 90 cm. Ideally, they should have separate circuits to regulate the light according to the moment, although the main objective for most is for the mirror to reflect the light on the face to shave, put on makeup, etc.

Combination of halogen ceiling and mirror lights to illuminate the bathroom

The simplest thing is to place halogens embedded in a plasterboard ceiling or in the cornice of the furniture that goes to the wall, and some applique on the frontFrom fluorescent models that can be mounted on the mirror structure itself to the traditional ones with lampshade and incandescent bulb that provide a warmer light and facilitate the separation of areas.

Jacob Delafon L2 O Bathroom Collection

If we look for a more avant-garde alternativeThe L2 O bathroom collection by Jacob Delafon offers sensitive and concealed lighting in the mirror. The light is integrated by means of two fluorescent lamps hidden in the front panel, and through a folding-up opening system, another interior mirror and a shelf for personal use objects is revealed, without losing an iota of clarity at all times.

Illuminated frame mirrors

Taking as an example the mirrors surrounded by bulbs in the theatrical dressing rooms that prevent shadows from forming on the face, there are these designs where the mirror is framed by a beam continuous light (fluorescent or led system) with the possibility of adjusting the intensity and that can function as the only lighting point in a small bathroom.

Low lighting emanating from the back of the mirror

To create a dim lighting As long as the mirrors are not made functional, we can place halogens, fluorescent tubes or LED cables behind, so that the origin of the light point is not appreciated and gives the bathroom a relaxed atmosphere (perfect for the moment of the bath ). It will also give the impression that the mirrors are levitating in the air, especially if the wall is painted in cream or ocher tones that enhance the "baroque" effect of the light.

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Sources - Lamps, lighting and fans, House garden design, Woman today, DDecorationHouses decoration, Houzz

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  1.   Ubalda Garcia Folgueira said

    I like the overall design of all the bathrooms and the mirrors seem to me to be very well distributed.