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What colour of LED strip light would be the best for the bathroom?

What colour of LED strip light would be the best for the bathroom?

The arrangement of the bathroom and the selection of appropriate fittings and equipment also include lighting. Therefore, when designing your bathroom you need to pay attention how the room is lit both in the morning and evening. We can can find classic light bulbs, halogen lamps, and nowadays more popular LED lamps in our homes. How do you choose the colour of LEDs so that the lighting fulfils so that the correct ambience is created.

What LED colours can you use in your bathroom?
In practice, three shades of light colours can be used differ: cold (6000-6500 K), neutral (4000-4500 K) and warm (2800-3200 K).

Research has shown that in rooms that are associated primarily with rest, relaxation and tranquillity, warmer colours of light work best. On the other hand, where life is dynamic, and the rooms are associated with work, cold colours would be a better choice.

A lot also depends on the design of the room. Warmer colours work well in interiors with wooden or wood-based elements, while cooler shades suits a more modern design.

When planning your lighting, try to balance your intensity and colour to achieve the correct atmosphere in the room. Bathroom decor is often associated with relaxation, but on the other hand, there’re times when time is of the essence. Then, the selection of the correct type of lighting and its positioning are important.

How do you choose the correct lighting output for the bathroom?

Optimal lighting usually consist of two or three light sources.

These include the main and auxiliary lighting mirror, cabinets, or bathtub. It is assumed that for every square meter of space, you should provide 5 W of primary lighting output.

For 5 Watt concealed spot lamps (halogen) or two LED 10 Watt LED lamps will work. If you have decorated your bathroom with for example black tiles, then you should consider using an additional light source.

You should try to avoid combining the contrasting colours. The use of a lamp that emits warm light as the main source and the addition of cold lighting to auxiliaries causes visual chaos and is hard on the eyes.

Mirror area
When installing lighting surrounding the mirror, it is worth choosing LED lamps with a neutral colour. As a result, the lighting does not discolour the skin’s natural complexion and gives you a more accurate representation of how your make up will look in natural daylight. When buying an LED strip, pay attention to the CRI colour rendering index, which should be above 90. If we focus on comfort in the bathroom, warm coloured LED lighting can be used by the mirror. It enhances the feeling of warmth and relaxation, but at the same time does not change the tone of the skin enough to make the exact application of cosmetics a big problem.

If you want to enhance the lighting in a bathroom you can use strip lights mounted under the bath top or along the edge of the cabinets. For this purpose, IP68 tapes are the best solution; they will create a subtle atmosphere, and are resistant to moisture. This is a popular solution used to create a complementary source of lighting that brightens the room.

Why exactly LED?

Against the background of classic lighting or popular halogen lamps, LED bulbs are distinguished by low energy consumption and lifespan (they work up to 25 times longer than standard bulbs). They also use universal threads that will fit almost any housing. LEDs do not heat up as much as ordinary light bulbs, and lamps with a power of 4-6 W correspond to the intensity of light generated by an ordinary fluorescent lamp with a power of 40-50 W.

Colour is not the only thing that matters.
Although LED lamps are an excellent choice for bathroom lighting, not every model will be suitable for it. Why? We must remember that, even in a well ventilated bathroom equipped with underfloor heating and efficient air exchange, condensation sometimes accumulates. Condensation settles not only on glass and plastic surfaces but also on lamps and light switches. Therefore, when choosing lighting for the bathroom, pay attention to the manufacturer’s IP (Ingress Protection) marking. It is an international standard for the resistance of electrical devices to moisture and dust.

There are 3 IP standards. IP 20 is used in the dryer areas I.e. more than 600 mm from a potential source of moisture. IP44 is used for lighting less than 600mm from the potential source of moisture. IP68 is used for lighting that is installed directly in the shower tray or washbasin.

You can create whatever type of atmosphere you want by choosing the correct lighting for the bathroom, which is where we can help you.

Whichever type of atmosphere you wish to create we have the light fittings to create it.

From now on, you can alter the mood of your bathroom at a reasonable cost. It can be done using an indirect lighting scheme to create the ambience you require. With our new selection of the dedicated LED strip lights you can achieve this. They are just 4mm or 6mm wide, flexible and 100% waterproof. Our strips can be used instead insulation grout between: bath,basin, walls, and floor. You can even create an amazing light path in the floor replacing some tile grout with our strips. Of course you can create the entire downlighting scheme, using the more traditional LED strip lights mounted using the aluminium profile system.

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