You should enlist the help of a qualified electrician when you decide to upgrade your bathroom lighting. While there are minor tasks you can do yourself, we recommend hiring professional help for anything related to wires and other complex components.
Even if you think you understand the process, it’s very easy to make a mistake, and inadvertently create safety hazards. Teague Electric knows how to optimize your bathroom lighting no matter which fixtures you choose.
The Best Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom Lighting
Here are a few tips for better lighting in your bathroom.
- Install Better Vanity Lighting
It’s so important to get vanity lighting right because this is where you do a lot of grooming tasks that require light. After all, who wants to brush their teeth, trim their beard, or apply makeup with low-wattage lights? Therefore, it’s a bright idea (literally) to use a solid bulb rather than dim fluorescent lights.
- Switch to LED Lights
If you think you need brighter or more effective lights, then one of your best bets is to install LED lighting. LED stands for “light-emitting diode.” These may have been too expensive in the past, but now they’re the best choice because you’ll save a fortune on energy costs. Once more, your vanity or mirror lights need to be bright, and LED bulbs will accomplish that for you.
- Don’t Forget Night Lights
One of the worst things you can do for your sleep rhythm is to wake up to use the restroom and turn on a bright bathroom light. You can, of course, avoid this by trying more subdued bathroom lighting from 5-watt nightlights or even dim lights in your bathroom exhaust fan.
Important Electrical Considerations
Also, before you do any adjustments like the ones above, always make sure you don’t have electrical issues that would create a stumbling block. We wrote an entire article on the top electrical considerations when remodeling your bathroom. These focus on the more structural side of bathroom lighting renovation.
- Make sure your bathroom has grounded electrical outlets.
- You should have plenty of GFCIs throughout your home to protect against short-circuiting. Consider having at least one in each bathroom.
- For optimal lighting and sufficient power, your bathroom should feed into a 20-amp circuit.
- Remember, never to tamper with electrical components, especially near water sources (i.e., around the bathtub or sink).
Other Minor Tips for Bathroom Lighting
Since larger bathrooms have showers and tubs, those have a lot of potential for better lighting and amenities. This is a chance to get fancy with the fixtures since you can find dozens of beautiful ways to add lighting to your shower. One way is to run LED lights along the tile grooves or to install an ornate pendant light adjacent to the shower.
Even if your bathroom has nothing but a water closet, there are plenty of things you can do. It could be something as simple as installing a recessed light or connecting a dimmer switch.
Teague Electric: Call Us to Upgrade Your Bathroom Lighting
It can be a lot of fun to remodel your bathroom, but it’s even better when you avoid complications. For that, hire Teague Electric for reliable workmanship.
How do you know you can trust us?
One way to verify our claims is to check with our previous customers to see what they think of us. On the website, GuildQuality, we have a perfect five-star rating with reviews from almost 2,000 past clients. That sort of positive feedback does not happen by accident.
Contact Teague Electric to upgrade your bathroom lighting fixtures today.