We all know that water and electricity don't mix, so choosing the right IP-rated lighting is an important decision. Bathroom Downlights with an IP65 rating are a popular choice as they adhere to the strict safety regulations set for bathroom electricity.
IP65 means that the lights are suitable for the all-important Zone 1, which means that they can be installed directly above the shower.
These types of adjustable or fixed LED downlights are easy to install and come in various fixtures to illuminate your bathroom safely and with style.
The minimalist design will help add a contemporary look whilst providing optimal lighting. View our offer of a wide array of lights, all of which meet the highest safety standards.
What Are Bathroom Downlights?
Other than a fixed fire-rated LED downlight/ conventional fire-rated downlights, bathroom downlights are also another favoured type of recessed lighting product, specifically designed for wet and damp environments. They offer directional light, allowing the light to be positioned in the bathroom where it is needed the most.
LED bathroom downlights offer a great cost-effective option for lower energy consumption, while still being long-lasting and having a reduced carbon footprint. Not only that but conducting your own lighting ideas allow you to let your creativity run free in your new beautiful bathroom.
The bathroom ceiling lights have fixtures set into a hole in the ceiling (you or a professional will need to use drill tools/ screws to install this) and are designed to lie flush with the surface so that no moisture can get into the electrical structure behind them. This prevents dampness from building up or mould from forming.
These downlights are best for the bathrooms and shine a direct beam of light straight down rather than spreading it wide across the room. This focused style of lighting is ideal for rooms such as the bathroom or a shower room, where you need to have more functional lighting.
Although bathroom LED downlights for outdoor lighting/ garden lighting may obey the strict safety rules and regulations due to their water-resistant features - it will be reasonably hard to place them anywhere outside optimally.
Therefore, we suggest you stick to installing this storage of LED lamps within your bathroom and go for something like LED wall lights, solar garden lights, LED flood lights, etc for the exterior of your household.
How Many Downlights Do I Need in my Bathroom?
When it comes to the number of bathroom downlights needed, everything will depend on how big your bathroom is. So, if you want to find out what number of downlights will be the most optimal for that particular room in your house, follow these simple instructions:
Step 1: Measure the square footage of the room - do that by multiplying its depth and its width.
Step 2: Multiply the result of the first step by 1.5 - this will give you the wattage that you need in order to adequately light up the space.
You have to keep in mind that the lighting in the bathroom should be slightly more intense than it would be in a living room or kitchen.
This means that even if you installed bathroom downlights before in those places and think that you don't need to calculate it again, it might not be the case, unfortunately. Remember, even if you think you are correct, it's always better to make the calculations.
Or, if you’re not comfortable making these decisions yourself, you can always contact our team here at Simple Lighting for some professional advice on colour/ heating temperature or specifications. Having to squeeze in additional downlights once you discover that it is, in fact, too dark is nothing pleasurable - trust us.
Why Choose LED Options From Simple Lighting?
Simple Lighting’s range of downlights is powered by LEDs (light-emitting diodes) for several reasons. In most cases, they require LED spotlights which are mostly GU10 LED bulbs.
Firstly, LEDs are more energy-efficient than all other standard light bulbs. Since they don't give out heat, all the energy used is converted to light. By using LED light bulbs, you can save up even up to 90 per cent on your electricity bills.
Secondly, they last much longer, making them the most economical lighting choice. By using them, you can save money not only on your electricity bills but also on the reduction of replacement and maintenance costs, as LED lights can last 20 to 40 times longer than other lighting solutions.
For example, a typical, conventional bulb will last up to 750 hours - whereas, LED options from Simple Lighting average a lasting time of up to 25,000 hours. This vast contrast will not only save you time and money - but, you will also prevent numerous damaging gases from entering the atmosphere.
Choose From a Variety of Styles
Along with all the practical and environmental benefits of Simple Lighting’s LED lighting availability, downlighting is a modern choice for bathroom lighting, and we have a variety of styles and fixtures for you to choose from.
Set into the ceiling, these downlights are chic, discreet, and functional - giving your room style and illumination. Lighting important areas like your door, toilet, shower, etc, you will not have to worry about certain areas not being hit - as the measurements will provide all the knowledge needed to illuminate all paramount functions.
You can choose from dimmable lights, adjustable lights, as well as a range of finishes, such as white, chrome in black, satin or polished which will undoubtedly suit the colour of the paint in your bathroom.
You also have LED downlight white options in different temperatures (warm white, cool white and neutral white), brightness (measured in Lumens) and beam angles so you can create the perfect ambience for your bathroom interior.
Need Additional Help With Your Bathroom Downlights?
We understand that safety is your main priority when planning your bathroom light fittings, which is why our friendly team of lighting experts is here to assist you in your choice - we all are more than happy to help you set the mood for your bathroom moving forward.
We can talk you through the IP ratings and regulations for bathroom lighting and explain the different options in styles and finishes of our products. We want you to end up with the most satisfying solutions. To see and or hear from an expert today, do not hesitate to contact us via our website!
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