Shining a Spotlight on Bathroom Lighting
When it comes to choosing the perfect bathroom light fittings, the style, function and safety aspects all need to be considered. As specialists in the design and manufacture of unique industrial lighting, Industville are able to offer a wealth of expert advice and guidance to ensure your bathroom is both safe and stylish.
When planning a lighting scheme for your bathroom it is crucial to consider how the room will be used. Marketa Rypacek, Managing Director, Industville Ltd advises, "Although bathrooms tend to be bright and clean, don't forget to consider overhead task lighting. This is very important for day-to-day activities such as applying makeup, shaving and using the mirror. The correct lighting scheme will create the flexibility to transition from everyday tasks to evening detox and hence it does need some careful planning. Focus on creating a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere that everyone in the family will be able to enjoy, whether they’re indulging in a relaxing long hot bath or pampering themselves ahead of a big night out."
With so many regulations and 'do and dont's' surrounding bathroom lighting, it can feel like a minefield. However, Industville have made it easy for customers as all of their lights can be used in the bathroom, providing they are installed in the correct zone.
Industville offer a range of IP44 rated lights that can be used in Zone 2 of the bathroom (diagram below). This area stretches 0.6m outside the perimeter of the bath and to a height of 2.25m from the floor, as well as the area around a wash basin, within 60cm radius of any tap. All of Industville's lights are IP20 rated, meaning they can be used in zone 3, and for those wishing to install lights within zone 1, specialist IP65 rated lights are also stocked.
Orlando Wire Cage Wall Light - 4 Inch - Pewter, £49, by Industville (Image supplied by Heritage Bathrooms, www.heritagebathrooms.com)
Industville's lighting collection is available in a range of finishes including brass, copper, pewter and gunmetal, perfect for matching with existing décor in the room. All of Industville’s products are designed in the UK by their in-house designers and architects, with all pieces being exclusively manufactured by a team of skilled craftspeople. Each is made from the highest quality materials and is hand finished to ensure an authentic, individual quality. This dedication means that Industville's beautiful lights all have the unique feel of timeless vintage fixtures.
Old Factory Pendant - 12 Inch - Brass, £59; Sleek Cone Pendant - 7 Inch - Pewter, £69; Brooklyn Balloon Cage Wall Light - 6 Inch - Copper, £89; Retro Enamel Pendant - 14 Inch - Pewter, £69; Brooklyn Cone Pendant - 7 Inch - Brass, £69; Bulkhead Outdoor & Bathroom Round Light - 8 Inch - Gunmetal, £89, by Industville