High-End Bathroom Light Fixtures
Bathroom Vanity Lights: Create Your Serene Escape
At Urban Ambiance, it has been our pleasure to do the homework for you in advance, filtering out inferior quality, poorly designed bathroom vanity lights, and leaving you with an excellent selection of the finest and creatively designed high-end bathroom light fixtures which not only deliver the clear lights you want, but do so with a touch of style and elegance to your bathroom and other areas.
Finding the Ideal Bathroom Vanity Light
While most vanity lights end up installed in bathrooms, bedrooms can also benefit with the right vanity light fixtures. Some people prefer to finish their routine of preparing for the day in their bedroom; for those folks, an installation of bathroom vanity lights in the bedroom is not only a sensible idea but brings extra brightness to this private area of retreat when desired.
Bright and clear lighting are essential features of any high-end bathroom light fixture you may acquire, but there are several ways in which to accomplish the light intensity you desire, such as:
- Different Wattage - by using a higher watt light bulb, you can increase the light brightness of your vanity lights
- Bulb Sockets - another way to add more bright lighting is with a bathroom vanity light fixture accommodating more than one light bulb
- Nearby Reflectors - it's common for bathroom vanity lights to be installed by mirrors, which will boost the intensity through its reflection
The above three factors boosts your browsing options tremendously, giving you greater control over the exact amount of lighting you believe works best for each area you want to illuminate.
Types of Bathroom Vanity Light
Although most vanity lights are used in bathroom settings, as mentioned before, bedrooms and other areas can also benefit from the bright and clean lighting you can obtain with the right luxury vanity lights.
At Urban Ambiance, we offer you two specific vanity light types with which you can work:
- Classic Bathroom Vanity - the majority of fixtures fall into this type category, giving you a wealth of vanity lights from which you may choose
- Wall Light Vanity - while considered a minor category, we still carry 19 models of wall light vanities, which can be use in bathrooms or other spots
Within these two types you will find an excellent and charming array of vanity light shapes:
- Candle Style
- Tear Drop
Looking for more variables within the vanity light types? Then check out the awesome finish tones used on different vanity fixtures:
- Brushed Nickel
- Galvanized Steel
- Polished Nickel
- Stainless Steel
There is even more for you to consider, allowing you to pinpoint down to the tiniest iota your exciting design concepts and visions. This include fixtures which are LED bulb-compatible, offer dimming functions, provide sloped ceiling-compatibility, and have reversible up/down capacity.
Popular Bathroom Vanity Light Styles
At Urban Ambiance, we have an amazing collection of 178 different vanity light models offered in various artistic styles and themes. Please note that models fitting into more than category appear within each separate style category...
- Americana - gives you five models all of which come in a polished chrome finish
- Art Deco - offers nine models, bringing new meaning and vision to the Art Deco style
- Art Nouveau - has one model artfully employing a candlestick style base in an ancient bronze finish
- Coastal - has three models holding two, three, or four bulbs with an olde bronze finish
- Colonial - offers one model in this style, a bath/wall light in a native bronze finish
- Contemporary - with thirty-one models in this line, creating a modern statement just got easier
- Cosmopolitan - has seven models all working with universal themes fitting in any international setting
- Craftsmen - the eight models found here present both wall and vanity fixture types to excellent effect
- Crystal - the twelve models in this style let you use crystals as perfect accents which colorfully capture and reflect light rays
- Designer - these three models host three, four, or five light bulbs in carved glass globes, completed with a polished chrome finish
- Farmhouse - the twenty-four models in this style each capture different facets of our classic American farm setting
- French Country - the seven models offered in this line were designed to project the essence of French country designs
- Industrial - the twenty models here prove that glass and industrial metallic themes work beautifully in bathrooms
- Industrial Chic - with these twenty-three models, you can combine industrial and chic into one awesome look
- Luxe - offers one model, a wall vanity light employing a Palladian gold finish and opaque globe
- Mediterranean - delivers one model in this style in a wall light type using a native bronze finish
- Mid-Century Modern - the twenty-six models in this style bring bold modern vanity light styles to life
- Modern - with thirty models in this style, setting the right modern look is easy
- Modern Farmhouse - these thirty-four models deliver simplicity, modernity, and classic farm styles to your space
- Moroccan - offers one model with ornately carved shapes in the two glass plates, finished in antique silver
- Posh - delivering eight models, a simplistic minimalist sense pervades this style
- Rustic - there are four models, two as wall vanities and two employing the classic vanity type
- Shabby Chic - comes in four models, two of which function as attractive wall types
- Steampunk - the four models in this style mimics this popular movement perfectly
- Transitional - all thirty models in this line emphasize a mood of classical grace in motion
- Urban Industrial - there are fifteen models, featuring two to four clear globed sockets in various tone finishes
- Vintage - you have twenty-six models available, in both classic and wall types to express a vintage tone
- Vintage Electric - with these eighteen models, you can almost feel the electrical excitement in these vintage designs
At Urban Ambiance, it's all about bringing light, transparency, and beauty into your homes by uncovering the best high-end bathroom light fixtures in terms of materials, workmanship, creativity, and durability. For you, this results in a reliable yet impressive list of quality bathroom vanity lights through which you can browse to get ideas and inspiration.
How to Size Bathroom Vanity Lights
Determining the appropriate size for your bathroom vanity lights depends upon the size of the space you are illuminating and the type of mirror you are using. When adding lighting to mirrors hung in a portrait position meant for the use of one person, installing wall vanity lights on each side of the mirror is a popular choice. However, if this is a smaller space where wall-mounted vanity lights look too cramped on each side of the mirror, then you are better off choosing one farmhouse style vanity light with multiple bulbs centered above the mirror.
If you have a mirror hung in a landscape position, you are more likely to get better lighting result by installing one or two vanity lights above the mirror. If selecting one centered vanity light for a long length mirror, you should look at larger models which span across longer spaces and accommodate three or four light bulbs in its fixture.
Bathroom Vanity Light Intensity and Direction
Because of the specific need for clear lighting able to reveal minor details, vanity lights are particularly designed to aid you in this goal. Still, your space will determine much of your need. For instance, bathrooms with skylights benefit from natural daylight and may consequently have less need for bright indoor lighting. That is countered, of course, by overcast or stormy days, so balancing natural and electric lights is still required.
Also, these factors will play into the amount of intensity and the direction of your lights:
- Size/Shape of Fixture - long rectangular vanity lights deliver much more illumination than lights posted on each side of a mirror
- Number of Bulbs - more light bulbs (and higher wattage) leads to bright lighting for your area
- Shade Opacity - some glass shades are transparent, while others contain degrees of opacity to mute the direct lighting
By balancing out the above factors, along with selecting the look which appeals most to your taste, you can find the ideal lighting intensity and flow for each area you install vanity lights.
Installing a Bathroom Vanity Light
Unless you are working with a new addition or a newly constructed home, you already have lights in the bathroom area. Replacing an existing vintage bathroom light fixture with your newly selected bathroom vanity lights doesn't take any special tools and can be completed in half a day or less. There are lots of good generic instructions to walk you through the process; we found this guide to replace bathroom vanity lights particularly helpful with its good clear steps and pictures.
If the installation is not replacing an existing fixture, but wiring is already in place, your job just got easier by 50%, since you don't have to remove any old fixtures. This guide for installing luxury vanity lights gives some good general electrical safety and code tips when adding a new bathroom vanity light.
Be sure to follow these general home improvement safety tips whenever working with lights:
- Know Your Limits - if you feel this task is beyond your skill level, trust that instinct and hire a handyperson to do the job
- Use Good Tools - proper quality tools make the job easier and safer
- Create Work Space - climbing over cords, boxes, and stools and digging around for pieces makes the job longer and more difficult than need be
- Read Instructions First - hours of frustration can be saved by reading instructions before diving into any project
- Steady Support - when working on vanities or other fixtures above your head's height, use stable ladders or step stools
Most importantly, because you are dealing with electrical wiring, if you are at all uncertain, do not make guesses. If you can't find a clear answer online, get professional help to handle the problem.
Caring For and Maintaining Bathroom Luxury Vanity Lights
Because you want your farmhouse style vanity lights to function like new, bringing clear, sharp lighting exactly where you want it, regular care and maintenance of your vanity lights is a must. Besides working exactly as you need, keeping them in top condition positively contributes your overall home value.
By employing these sensible tips which are easy to integrate into your current cleaning schedule, you can keep your new luxury vanity lights in mint condition:
- Easy Access - if your vanity lights are installed above your mirrors, use a step stool to make reaching them easy
- Cool Lights Only - makes sure your vanity lights have been off for at least 15 minutes to avoid getting burned by a hot bulb
- Avoid Abrasives - mild soap and warm water can clean 99% of all fixtures, without leaving marks or stains
- Manual Cleaning - if any parts can be removed, do so and clean them in a separate space
- Wear Cotton Gloves - by wearing clean cotton gloves, your vanity lights remain smudge-free and shining
- Use Microfiber Cloth - a soft cleaning or dusting will eliminate most of the dust and dirt particles which may accumulate
Remember, giving a few minutes of attention to your luxury vanity lights each week equals years more of reliable service and beautiful looks.
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