Bathroom lighting for most people pretty much consists of flipping a switch on or off. However, modern bathroom lighting has evolved in recent years to meet the style and functional needs of consumers, which means your bathroom can be a haven of comfort, not just a place to take care of your business. Considering humans spend a significant amount of time in the loo, your bathroom space is one of the most important rooms in your house.
Take advantage of the ways lighting can help improve your mood, and consider these modern lighting solutions that can quickly enhance your bathroom's atmosphere.
Better lighting means a better mood (and better bathroom selfies.)
Update Your Overheads
Most bathrooms have a simple overhead lighting fixture to illuminate shower, toilet, and other activities. Typically, these are all about function over style. However, one of the trends in modern bathroom lighting is replacing generic off-the-shelf bathroom fixtures with hanging fixtures that have more style. Chandeliers have become popular in bathrooms large and small because they can make any space feel grand. Using a smart light bulb with your overhead fixture means you can change colors at will to enhance your mood even further.
Dimmers let you adjust the brightness to optimal levels for the task at hand. You need to be able to see certain things in the bathroom in bright lights; it's not recommended to shave or apply makeup in the dark. But, getting up in the middle of the night to relieve yourself is a different story, and bright lights may disorient you and affect getting back to sleep. The ability to change the brightness and color of your bathroom lights means you have adjustable task lighting appropriate for every activity. While dimmers in the bathroom may seem like an unnecessary expense, with modern smart bulbs you can get all of the flexibility in lighting levels with none of the additional cost of installation.
Missed a spot? Try increasing the brightness.
Switch to LEDs
LEDs have opened up many doors when it comes to lighting developments. Not only do they use significantly less energy than traditional bulbs, but they can also help to improve your mood. A benefit of LEDs is that they allow home environments to have a greater range of light from the spectrum. For example, light that is on the cooler, blue end of the spectrum can help people stay awake while warmer light can help people sleep. Now, modern smart light bulbs allow you to change the hues of the light at will, meaning you can help yourself wake-up in the morning with blue light, but you can reduce it at night when you're preparing for bed.
Increase Ambient Lighting
Most bathrooms aren't large enough to accommodate a variety of lighting sources, so most people will only have an overhead or vanity light to work with. You don't need to install expensive systems to introduce ambient light into the loo; instead, line a medicine cabinet with LED strips for a glowing effect. Plus, with smart bulb technology, you can adjust brightness and even the color of your strips, perfect for setting a nightlight or a bath-time mood.
You spend a lot of time in the bathroom, so optimize your lighting to help you look and feel your best. Shop the SmartFX store today and find out how smart light bulbs can quickly transform your bathroom into a modern space.