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Bathroom Lighting: A Q+A with Lighting Designer Will Lewis

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Lighting designer Will Lewis shares his insights on how proper bathroom lighting can positively impact our homes, and our health. - http://www.ieslightlogic.org/bathroom-lighting/bathroom-lighting-a-qa-with-lighting-designer-will-lewis/

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Bathroom Lighting: A Q+A with Lighting Designer Will Lewis

  1. 1. www.IESLightLogic.org Light Logic aims to help consumers learn about residential lighting best practices, design, energy efficiency and all topics regarding lighting a home. ! Visit Light Logic at: http://bit.ly/NrLizN
  2. 2. Bathroom  Ligh2ng:  A  Q+A  with  Ligh2ng  Designer   Will  Lewis Lighting designer Will Lewis shares his insights on how proper bathroom lighting can positively impact our homes, and our health.
  3. 3. Bathroom  Ligh2ng:  A  Q+A  with  Ligh2ng  Designer   Will  Lewis Q. What considerations should be taken into account when lighting a bathroom?
  4. 4. Bathroom  Ligh2ng:  A  Q+A  with  Ligh2ng  Designer   Will  Lewis A. Good bath lighting starts with the vanity. We need light that properly illuminates our face from a flattering angle. Light should come from multiple directions to properly render our curves and creases; and light sources and positions need to be free of glare.
  5. 5. Bathroom  Ligh2ng:  A  Q+A  with  Ligh2ng  Designer   Will  Lewis Q. What are the best kinds of lights to use above the vanity? Above a free-standing tub? Over the shower? As general lighting?
  6. 6. Bathroom  Ligh2ng:  A  Q+A  with  Ligh2ng  Designer   Will  Lewis A. Mirrors with internal backlighting are a good solution for modern bathrooms. They light your face with multiple sources from a good angle and from multiple directions while keeping the light source away from your direct line of sight.
  7. 7. Bathroom  Ligh2ng:  A  Q+A  with  Ligh2ng  Designer   Will  Lewis Q. What should consumers look for in terms of color and wattage?
  8. 8. Bathroom  Ligh2ng:  A  Q+A  with  Ligh2ng  Designer   Will  Lewis A. Color is highly subjective, based on personal preference, interior style, and finish palette. For example, cooler lighting can look great in a modern, minimalist aesthetic with slate flooring, white subway tile, white plumbing fixtures, and light gray-toned finishes.
  9. 9. Bathroom  Ligh2ng:  A  Q+A  with  Ligh2ng  Designer   Will  Lewis Q. How about efficiency? How can we incorporate energy-saving lighting in the bathroom?
  10. 10. Bathroom  Ligh2ng:  A  Q+A  with  Ligh2ng  Designer   Will  Lewis A. Controls are the most important factor in reducing overall energy consumption, which is actually more important than product efficiency.
  11. 11. Bathroom  Ligh2ng:  A  Q+A  with  Ligh2ng  Designer   Will  Lewis Q. What are some common pitfalls people run into when lighting their baths?
  12. 12. Bathroom  Ligh2ng:  A  Q+A  with  Ligh2ng  Designer   Will  Lewis A. Expecting professional results from a DIY effort. It's not rocket science, but there is art, skill, and science to interior lighting design and you need to work with a professional designer to get high-performance, beautiful, and energy-efficient solutions.
  13. 13. Bathroom  Ligh2ng:  A  Q+A  with  Ligh2ng  Designer   Will  Lewis Q. What about safety—are there special considerations for lighting a space with so much plumbing/water?
  14. 14. Bathroom  Ligh2ng:  A  Q+A  with  Ligh2ng  Designer   Will  Lewis A. You need to make sure that there are no light fixtures within reach of the bathtub to prevent the possibility of touching lights while standing in water. This includes wall sconces, ceiling fixtures, or pendants.
  15. 15. www.IESLightLogic.org Light Logic aims to help consumers learn about residential lighting best practices, design, energy efficiency and all topics regarding lighting a home. ! Visit Light Logic at: http://bit.ly/NrLizN

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