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Kevin Holman
Bath Lighting

Apparently we did the #1 mistake in bath lighting on our remodel - putting recessed lighting above full length mirror. How can we now minimize shadows - convert recessed lights to pendants or put up side lighting?

MLB Construction
Re: Bath Lighting

call an electrician and he can change your fixtures or the location of your fixtures. you might have to patch up some holes and touch up paint.

Kevin Holman
Re: Bath Lighting

Does anyone have more constructive advice on what kind of lighting we need to reduce shadows in the bath?

MLB Construction
Re: Bath Lighting

for women looking in a mirror, they want the lighting in front of their face as in a sconce on each side of the mirror or a light above the mirror. recessed lighting casts shadows on your face when looking in a mirror.

dj1
Re: Bath Lighting
MLB Construction wrote:

for women looking in a mirror, they want the lighting in front of their face as in a sconce on each side of the mirror or a light above the mirror. recessed lighting casts shadows on your face when looking in a mirror.

Exactly, these are the most popular fixtures around.

Re: Bath Lighting

you can Use eyeball lights around the vanity to focus on your face and prevent shadows and glare.

Mastercarpentry
Re: Bath Lighting

Ditto on what MLB said. You may be able to use a different type of bulb in the recessed fixtures and add the wall lighting to solve this. Some 'soft light' type bulbs diffuse the light better than others which will help with, but not eliminate shadows. Some recessed lights have covers available which also do this.

Phil

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