Lighting should be worked out from the very start, since the right lighting systems need to be designed ahead so they can be installed, waterproofed and serviced whenever necessary. Take a look at a few of my favorite shower lighting photos and learn some of the key points you should consider for your shower's lighting.
Tip: Red, green and blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can be installed to create any combination of colorful or white lights. It's important to make sure the lights are all installed in the same direction so that the pattern and reflection of red, green and blue is consistent.
Tip: Take care in the framing and construction of these shower ceilings. Some of these lights can weigh more than 20 pounds.
With the right installer, anything is possible!
The underbench light would make a perfect nightlight for this bathroom.
Tip: Keep light features on separate switches so you can layer the lights as you like.
This shower features a center rain head, so two shower lights were installed to give a lot of light, even when they're dimmed.
Tip: There are many different types of shower lighting, and the proper dimmer needs to be purchased for each. For example, low-voltage LED lighting often requires a special electronic dimmer. These can cost a pretty penny to install, so be sure to consult a professional before choosing this option.
Tip: If you or your spouse suffers from migraine headaches, consider a colored lighting system. A soothing bath and a long steam with just the right color might make things a little better when those pounding migraines kick in.
This can be a handy feature if you find you have trouble seeing when things steam up in the shower.
Tip: Try to keep lights as far from walls as possible to reduce highlighting on tile lip page.
Tip: Source your LED lights from a reliable store. Place the LED color driver (the driver is what changes the color of the lights — many are remote controlled) somewhere out of the way. Many can generate a little noise and a little heat, so a proper electrical box is key to a safe installation.