HOMES An electric mix...
Your bathroom should be a sanctuary, but it’s also a highly practical room where it’s vital to get the lighting – and everything else electrical – right, says JULIA GRAY
a bathroom light is suitable for.
Some even have a diagram of the zones on the box, although you can easily find this online.
Lights designed for inner bathroom zones have encased bulbs for safety, but it can be a good idea to have this type of light fitting in outside zones because steam can corrode ‘open’ fittings over time.
However, the latter tend to give off a lot more light than ‘closed’ fittings.
In bathrooms without a window, which is common in flats, an extractor is even more important and should be switched on every time you shower or bath.
Extractors are usually wired to come on with the ceiling light, although they can be switched off independently. fitted with an electric element may be ideal, as it will dry towels without the central heating having to be on.