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What type of vanity light is best?

What type of vanity light is best?

Incandescent and halogen light sources always have the best CRI – 100 – meaning they most accurately render colors. If you wish to use an energy-efficient LED or fluorescent light source, ensure your selection has a CRI or at least 90. This provides excellent color rendering in bathroom settings.

How do I choose vanity lights?

A good rule of thumb is to pick one that is about 75% of your mirror’s total width, mount them high above the floor (about 78” is recommended) and center them above the cabinet. For longer or double sink vanities, you may want to use two of the same style fixture, installed over each sink.

How long should a vanity light be compared to the vanity?

Choosing a fixture that is roughly three quarters the width of your vanity is a good rule of thumb if this is the style that speaks to you.

Is LED or incandescent better for makeup?

Incandescent bulbs emit a warm white light, which is ideal for makeup, but they’re not environmentally friendly and they can be costly in the long run. They’re the bane of any makeup artist’s existence — they highlight flaws and hide your best features. LED lights are the clear winner.

How big should a vanity light be compared to mirror?

If you choose to place your lights above the mirror, the width of your fixture should be at least 1/3 the width of the vanity mirror, but should never exceed its total width. In bathrooms with two sinks, another great option is to mount two separate fixtures, one above each sink.

Should vanity light be bigger or smaller than mirror?

Choosing the right size While you want to ensure you have plenty of light, be sure to choose one that is no wider than your vanity or cabinet width, which may be wider than your mirror. Most people choose vanity bar lights that are about 75 percent of the mirror’s total width.

Are LED lights good for vanity?

LEDs: Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs have become viable options for bathroom lighting. Like the others, a CRI of 90 or above and color temperature of 2700K to 3000K are recommended. Pay close attention to the brightness for LEDs, indicated in lumens.