Lighting for your bathroom must be able to withstand humidity, moisture and of course splashes of water from the shower or bath. However, as well as the light’s type, you also need to think about its placement because lights used in a bathroom need to have a certain IP range for the “zone” they are to be installed. Therefore, to ensure we cater for all requirements, our light recommendations are suitable for zone 2, ceilings and other zones.
To help you choose the right lighting for your bathroom, our hand-picked selection features top-performing lights chosen through our first-hand experience installing and using multiple types, testing and the latest research.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Bathroom Lights
Whilst renovating multiple properties, we often find that many homeowners install the wrong type of lighting in their bathrooms. Whether it’s a pendant light that has begun to rust on the outside from the humidity in the room or spotlights that have gathered moisture inside the light, we’ve certainly seen it all.
When it comes to replacing bathroom lights, we always use a suitable IP-rated light such as any of our recommendations listed above. In the images below are two of the most recent bathroom lights we’ve installed for testing and reviewing.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest bathroom lights (for this article), we are upgrading many of the lights we’ve previously installed in our bathrooms on a regular basis. Over the years, we’ve certainly seen an improvement in the quality of the lights as well as the inclusion of intuitive smart features.
As well as our testing and experience of installing multiple bathroom lights, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the type, IP rating, construction quality, design, supplied hardware, ease of installation, warranty and value for money.