One overhead light in the shower is usually enough, but you can also add task lighting in the shower niche. Ambient lighting, on the other hand, illuminates the entire room and is usually provided by a ceiling light. Ambient lighting is important because it allows you to move around the bathroom safely. Ideally, you want the light to cast light evenly in all four corners of the room.
The light used in a shower should have a color temperature that is calming and soothing. You can find different types of light for your shower, but make sure you select one with low color temperature. The light should also be dimmable so you can control the brightness and temperature output. You can also choose RGBW spots, which provide multiple color options and can transform your shower into a health oasis.
Recessed lights are also a popular option for shower lighting. They are inexpensive and easy to install, but they take up a lot of space in the ceiling plenum. And they are not always rated for insulation contact. There are also thin, low-profile recessed shower lights, sometimes referred to as can-less lights, which hug the ceiling and extend less than a half-inch above the shower.
When choosing lights for a shower, make sure they are waterproof and moisture-resistant. You should also choose those that are damp-rated or wet-location approved. Typically, these lights will come with rubber gaskets to protect them from moisture.
Can you put a light over a shower?
- Can you put a light over a shower?
- Do you need a special light above shower?
- Are LED lights safe in shower?
- Is a shower considered a damp or wet location?
- How do you illuminate a shower?
- How can I brighten my shower?
- Do shower lights need to be GFCI protected?
- What is wet rated lighting?
- How many lights do you need in a shower?
- Can you use a regular recessed light in a shower?
- Where should light be placed in shower?
It’s not recommended to put a light over a shower because of the potential for water damage.
Do you need a special light above shower?
There is no need for a special light above the shower.
Are LED lights safe in shower?
LED lights are safe for use in the shower. You can use LED recessed lights in the shower to provide task lighting for showering, grooming, or applying makeup. Be sure to use shower-rated fixtures that are designed to be used in wet locations.
Is a shower considered a damp or wet location?
A shower is considered a damp location.
How do you illuminate a shower?
Using a light bulb.
How can I brighten my shower?
You can try using a higher wattage light bulb, adding a skylight, or painting the walls a light color.
Do shower lights need to be GFCI protected?
As GFCI protection may or may not be required depending on the specific installation. However, in general, GFCI protection may be required if the shower light is located within six feet of the shower or tub, or if it is located in a damp or wet location.
What is wet rated lighting?
Wet rated lighting is designed for outdoor use in wet or damp environments.
How many lights do you need in a shower?
You need a minimum of one light in a shower.
Can you use a regular recessed light in a shower?
No. You cannot use a regular recessed light in a shower.
Where should light be placed in shower?
Above the shower, pointing down.