- The big ideal: A pair of sconces placed at eye level, approximately 38 inches apart, provide flattering crossillumination with minimal shadows.
- A bathbar should be at least 24 inches wide to provide even illumination across the face.
- Coordinate the styling and finishes of bath and vanity lights with bathroom hardware and other
fixtures for a harmonious look.
- A minimum of 150 watts is recommended for bath and vanity lighting.
- Consider Halogen bulbs and the newer CFLs, which tend to render skin tones accurately while
The Arcadian Home collection features a comprehensive range of fixtures from Access Lighting
, including a curated
selection of contemporary and transitional bathroom lighting for residential and commercial spaces. Launched as a family
business in Tustin, California almost 25 years ago, Access has built its reputation as the industry’s leading resource of
lighting that unites European styling, enduring craftsmanship and exceptional affordability. From fulfilling a specific task
to completely transforming ambience, Access has built its reputation by demonstrating the difference great lighting can
Access Lighting offers a wealth of choices, from one-light vanity sconces to multiple-light bathbars and beyond.
Distinguished by elegant designs with a contemporary edge, the bathroom collection features clear, opal, frosted,
textured and colored glass enhanced by lustrous finishes, including brushed steel, matte chrome and oil rubbed bronze.
Lamping options abound, from incandescent to energy-efficient LED and fluorescent. Access also offers an ever-increasing
range of ADA-compliant and damp-location fixtures for ease of use and safety. With Access, it’s easy to discover the
perfect bath/vanity lighting solution for any environment.
Since bathrooms vary by size, available windows and quantity of natural light, your bathroom lighting scheme will need
to be tailored to your needs and what the space can accommodate. Some common rules abide, however. Exemplary bathroom lighting tackles both ends of a divergent spectrum: it needs to be bright and focused enough to aid up-close
tasks like grooming, makeup or hair styling. Yet it also needs to be subdued and soothing to allow relaxation and retreat.
(Who doesn’t deserve their own in-home spa?) Most bathrooms lighting plans begin with an overhead wet-location fixture
for essential brightness, but the real fun begins when you “layer” in additional fixtures that fulfill different functions, vary
the lamping and wattage, and include dimmers whenever possible.
For the ultimate in bathroom task lighting, a pair of wall sconces flanking the bathroom mirror is recommended because it
can spread even illumination across the face while minimizing shadows below the face, cheeks and chin. If your bathroom
features a large mirror or mirrored wall, mounting the sconces
directly on the surface will double their impact. No room
for a set of sconces? A bathbar mounted above the mirror is a stylish solution, available in a wide array of configurations
to suit your needs. Across all tiers—ambient, task and accent—Access Lighting offers an endless combination of
possibilities that will put you and your bathroom in the best light.