Our tips for vanity mirror with lights diy of the bathroom safely. Discreet atmosphere, felted, zen or tonic, it’s up to you. The bathroom is an intimate place, where you take time for yourself … and to heal your presentation! Nothing is more essential than a mirror that sends you a beautiful image of you! Whether it’s shaving, applying make-up or simply validating your look with a look, your bathroom mirror must be illuminated wisely, safely and in a style that suits you.
A bright mirror is the assurance of leaving in the morning with an adequate outfit and look! Especially if you wear makeup. Since it reproduces exactly the light of day (a white light close to natural light) and offers more clarity, it avoids shadows. For lighting, everything will depend on the size of your mirror. Small, it requires only a point of illumination while with a large mirror, it will take several. But beware, there are rules to know before installing these points of light: low lighting tends to deform the face; if it is too high, it accentuates dark circles. The good compromise to remove the shadows is the side lighting: we install so bright spots to the right and left of the mirror. Be sure to orient them to avoid reflections!
There are many solutions to illuminate your mirror : each to give a different style to your decor! For a bright mirror, you have several choices of lighting. The bulbs, way “star of cinema”, arranged all around a big mirror. They are chosen at 60 watts maximum with a CRI (color rendering index) of more than 90. Choose fluorescent halogens that give poor appearance. Spots: only 12 volts are allowed near the sink. Orientable, often aligned at the top of the mirror, by three. Orient them preferably to the wall, not down to avoid being dazzled.
Also think of recessed spots in the mirror, very practical! LEDs: LED mirrors are very bright. There are also LED ribbons, waterproof and flexible with a self-adhesive side. Convenient ! We can also place strips to the right and left of the mirror. The wall lamp, for its part, is chosen for a discreet lighting: positioned on the mirror, we can adjust the angle of the light (the wall is then directional). Neon: a must for bathroom decor, ideal for small areas.