Standard Height for Bathroom Sconce Lighting

Jan 10th

Bathroom Sconce Lighting – Proper, full lighting in the bathroom makes performing tasks such as applying makeup easier. And makes the room look brighter. Hanging your lighting fixtures at the correct height will help maximize your efficiency and appeal. To find the right heights for your room, follow some guidelines.

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Wall sconces make an attractive addition to a bathroom lighting plan when used as an additional source of general lighting. The correct height for wall fixtures in a bathroom depends on your space and the light fixture. Appliances should be hung high enough to block the view of the bulb, usually at least 6 feet from the floor. In bathrooms with high ceilings, hang the lights a little higher so they seem proportional to your space. Three to 6 inches taller for each additional foot of the roof height above 8 feet is a good starting point.

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Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the power in watt bulb for maximum efficiency and safety. Make sure your lighting plans are in compliance with local lighting codes, as some ordinances prevent certain types of lights from starting hanging near bathtubs and showers. Try to have your complimentary mirror bought and ready to be hung. Before you have your electricity work for the lighting in fact. As this will prevent costly adjustments later if your mirror dimensions are different than expected.