You may be of the opinion that advanced bathroom gadgetry is simply the reserve of the Far East with their all-singing and all-dancing toilets, but more and more often Western manufacturers are looking to bring technology into the bathroom, with lighting the primary driving force behind it.
The idea of installing electrical products to bathroom fittings that rely so heavily on the use of water may sound a bit a strange concept, but advances in light bulb technology has made it a real possibility, and these innovations are taking homes the world over by storm.
Illuminating Bathroom Mirrors
At first glance this may seem like more of a gimmick than a genuine bathroom innovation, however there are actually a wide range of reasons why illuminating bathroom mirrors make a lot of sense.
If the only source of light in your bathroom is coming from the ceiling behind you this may not provide adequate illumination for a variety of applications. For example, shaving, applying make-up or styling hair are all tasks that require a high level of detail to be visible, and it is in these situations that mirrors and cabinets with lights built in to them can prove so useful.
However, illuminated bathroom mirrors not only provide practical benefits, but they can also provide a touch of style and flair to spice up the room.
Depending on what you’re looking for from your bathroom mirror, different applications require different kinds of illumination, and you have a few options in this regard. For example, although LED lighting can provide a small element of bright light (in a variety of colours if you wish) that look fantastic, they won’t necessarily throw-out as much as you’d need for doing things that require higher levels of illumination.
For these tasks, low-energy Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL) or halogen bulbs may be more appropriate, however each bulb type has different advantages and disadvantages that you will have to weigh up when making your decision.
Modern bathroom technology is allowing us to also bring lighting into the bath and shower enclosure itself, and LED shower heads are one way you can add a touch of glamour to your showering experience.
There are a variety of colour options available on the market to both provide a unique styling feature to the space as well as add additional illumination if necessary.
Avoid Night Time Bumps and Bruises
We’ve all found ourselves needing to get up and go to the toilet in the middle of the night, bumping into things as we go, but this unlikely innovation is a low-energy way of avoiding such bathroom blunders.
Illuminating with simply a clap of the hands, an LED toilet seat is also available with a number of colour options, providing a further stylish element that will certainly prove a talking point for your friends and family.
So if you’re tired of the same-old bathroom and wish to add a little something different why not consider implementing this stylish and innovative bathroom lighting technology in your home.
About the Author
This guest blog was written by John Rooney on behalf of Bathroom-Mirror.co.uk, specialist suppliers of a stunning range of illuminating bathroom mirrors.