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  2. Astro Trimless Slimline Plaster-In Round Fire Rated IP65 Fixed Downlight - Matt White - Pack of 6

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  4. Astro Minima Slimline Deep Recessed Fixed Fire Rated Downlight - Matt White - Pack of 6

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  5. SAMSUNG Aero Round 20W Colour Selectable LED Downlight Cutout 155mm with LIFUD Driver - White

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  6. Round Waterproof 8W Daylight LED Downlight IP65 Cutout 75mm - White

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  7. Round 10W Daylight LED Downlight New Lux IP44 Cutout 105mm - White

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  8. Round Waterproof 8W Warm White LED Downlight IP65 Cutout 75mm - White

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  9. Round 10W Warm White LED Downlight IP44 Cutout 88mm - White

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  10. Round 12W Daylight LED Downlight New Lux IP44 Cutout 135mm - White

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  12. Round 10W Cool White LED Downlight IP44 Cutout 80mm - White

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  13. Round 10W Daylight LED Downlight IP44 Cutout 80mm - White

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  14. Round Waterproof 8W Cool White LED Downlight IP65 Cutout 75mm - White

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  15. Round 15W Warm White LED Downlight Cutout 115mm - White

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  16. Round Dimmable 8W Selectable White LED Downlight Cutout 70mm - White

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  21. Round 10W Cool White LED Downlight New Lux IP44 Cutout 105mm - White

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Transforming your bathroom into a welcoming, and relaxing space is easy with our range of bathroom downlights. As sleek and contemporary lighting fixtures, downlights make a great addition to any modern bathroom, providing bright lighting that allows you to see clearly during your daily routines. Whether you’re looking to update your existing bathroom lighting, or you’re planning a full renovation, our collection of bathroom downlights will help you create a luxurious and relaxing ambiance that you’ll love spending time in. Read on to discover the benefits of bathroom downlights, and how they can help you create your dream bathroom.


Why is good bathroom lighting important?

Good lighting is an essential part of the décor in your home, and the bathroom is no exception – and in reality, the bathroom is one of the most important spaces in the home where lighting can make a real difference. Proper lighting in the bathroom not only makes it look great, but it also means you can see yourself well, stay safe, and relax in comfort.


By adding great lighting to your bathroom, you can create a bright and inviting atmosphere that will help you start your day off right – and of course, to wind down at night. The right lighting will make your bathroom appear more spacious, helping to highlight key features and making the room feel more inviting.


Proper bathroom lighting isn’t just about creating atmosphere – it is essential for performing daily tasks such as shaving, applying makeup, and grooming. By providing bright and focused illumination, bathroom downlights allow you to see clearly, so that you can be certain that you look and feel your best.


Finally, but perhaps most importantly, good bathroom lighting is essential for safety. By illuminating the space properly, you and your family can avoid accidents and potential hazards, such as slips, falls, or cuts.


What are downlights?

Downlights, sometimes referred to as recessed lights, are lighting fixtures that are installed into the ceiling or wall cavity, with only the light source visible. Unlike surface-mounted light fixtures, downlights are designed to be discreet and unobtrusive, blending seamlessly with the surrounding architecture and decor.


Most types of downlights consist of a housing or fixture that goes into the ceiling or wall, with a trim or bezel that covers the opening of the fixture. The light source – usually an LED bulb – is inside the fixture, and directed downwards to provide a focused beam of light.


Downlights are popular in many places throughout the home, and can be used for general lighting, task lighting, accent lighting – or a combination of these functions. In bathrooms, downlights can provide bright and focused illumination over vanity units, showers, and bath tubs.


How are bathroom downlights different to other rooms?

When lighting your bathroom, it’s important to choose fixtures that are specifically designed for this space. Bathroom downlights are different from those used in other rooms in several key ways.


First and foremost, downlights for the bathroom are designed to be moisture-resistant and waterproof, ensuring that they can withstand the humidity in this space. This is important for both safety and longevity, as moisture can damage non-waterproof light fixtures, and pose an electrical hazard. With that in mind, bathroom downlights often feature a higher IP (Ingress Protection) rating than those used in other rooms. The IP rating measures the degree of protection that a fixture has against dust and water, with higher ratings indicating greater protection. Bathroom downlights typically have a minimum of IP44, which means they are protected against splashing water and dust.


Another way that bathroom downlights differ from those used in other rooms is their colour temperature. Bathroom downlights tend to have a warm, soft light for a relaxing ambiance, rather than a harsh or clinical one – nobody wants to look tired or haggard in their bathroom mirror! Finally, the location of bathroom downlights count, and they should be installed strategically to provide optimal lighting for shaving, applying makeup, and grooming. 


Bathroom downlights are designed to meet the unique needs of this space, providing both safety and style. So, if you’re installing downlights in your bathroom, be sure to choose styles that are specifically designed for the bathroom, and that meet the right safety standards.


What are the benefits of using downlights in bathrooms?

There are several reasons you might want to use downlights in bathrooms, which make them a popular choice among homeowners and interior designers. Here are just a few of the benefits:

  • Downlights provide bright and focused illumination. By installing downlights in the right places, you can ensure that your bathroom is well-lit and that you can see yourself clearly, whether you’re applying makeup, shaving, or tweezing your eyebrows. 
  • Downlights are sleek and unobtrusive, which makes them ideal for modern and contemporary bathrooms. They have a clean and streamlined look, so won’t make your bathroom feel cluttered. 
  • Downlights are recessed into the ceiling or wall, so they take up less space than traditional surface-mounted fixtures. This can be especially beneficial in smaller bathrooms where space is tight.
  • Many downlights are energy-efficient, using LED bulbs that consume less energy than traditional bulbs. This can help you save money on your energy bills, and to reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Downlights that are designed for bathrooms are moisture-resistant and waterproof, which makes them safer to use in wet and humid environments. 

Using downlights in bathrooms can provide many benefits, from improved lighting, to energy efficiency and safety. If you’re looking to update your bathroom lighting, high-quality downlights from our range could be the lighting solution you’re looking for.


What are the features and benefits of IP44 downlights?

IP44 is a common rating used for downlights that are designed to be used in damp or wet environments, such as bathrooms. The IP44 rating consists of two numbers, with the first number representing protection against solid objects, while the second number represents protection against water. In the case of IP44, the first number is 4, which means the downlight is protected against small objects larger than 1mm, such as wires, tools, and small screws. The second number is also 4, which means the downlight is protected against water splashes from any direction.


IP44 downlights are suitable for a wide range of locations in the bathroom, including shower cubicles, above sinks, and near baths or wet rooms. They can also be used in other areas of the home where moisture is a concern, such as kitchens, utility rooms, or conservatories.


Advantages of using IP44 downlights include:

  • Adequate water resistance: IP44 downlights provide adequate water resistance for use in wet environments, reducing the risk of damage and electrical hazards. This makes them a safe and reliable bathroom lighting option.
  • Versatility: IP44 downlights are versatile and are available in a wide range of bathroom styles and designs. They are available in various sizes, shapes, and finishes, which means you can easily find a downlight to suit your bathroom décor.
  • Range of designs and finishes: IP44 downlights are available in a wide range of designs and finishes, including chrome, brass, and brushed steel. Choose a downlight in a similar finish to your existing bathroom fixtures and fittings, or one that blends seamlessly with your bathroom.

Why choose IP65 Downlights?

IP65 is a high level of rating used for downlights that require enhanced protection against water and dust. As we already mentioned, the rating consists of two numbers, with the first number representing protection against solid objects, while the second number represents protection against water. In the case of IP65, the first number is 6, which means the downlight is protected against dust and other small solid objects. The second number is 5, which means the downlight is protected against water jets from any direction.


IP65 downlights are suitable for a wide range of locations in the bathroom, including shower enclosures, above baths, and near pools or hot tubs. They can also be used in other areas of the home that require protection against moisture and dust, such as kitchens, utility rooms, and outdoor spaces.


Overall, IP65 downlights are a great choice where you need high-quality and reliable lighting in wet or damp areas. With enhanced water resistance and protection against dust ingress, they are an ideal lighting solution for bathrooms, kitchens, and other areas of the home where moisture and humidity are a concern.


Which is the right IP rated downlight for my bathroom?

Before choosing an IP rated downlight for your bathroom, it’s important to assess the different zones within the bathroom to determine which IP rating is required. Bathrooms are divided into different zones based on their proximity to water sources, with each zone requiring a specific level of IP protection. For example, Zone 0 refers to areas within the bath or shower cubicle itself and requires an IP rating of at least IP67. Zone 1 refers to areas immediately above the bath or shower, and require an IP rating of at least IP65.


Once you’ve determined the appropriate IP rating for each bathroom zone, it’s important to consider your specific lighting needs. Think about the tasks that you perform in each area of the bathroom, whether that is applying makeup, shaving, or relaxing in the bath, and choose downlights that provide the appropriate level of brightness and focus. 


When choosing downlights for your bathroom, think about the overall style and design of the space. Choose downlights that complement your existing fixtures and fittings. For example, chrome or brushed steel downlights look modern and contemporary, while brass or bronze downlights are perfect for traditional styled bathrooms.


Overall, choosing the right IP rated downlight for your bathroom requires careful consideration of the bathroom zones, your specific lighting needs, the design of your bathroom, and energy efficiency and safety. By choosing high-quality downlights that meet these criteria, you can create a beautiful bathroom that looks great, and that provides the functional lighting that you need.


How do I install bathroom downlights?

When installing bathroom downlights, we recommend working with a qualified electrician to ensure that the installation is safely, and properly done. A qualified electrician can help you choose the best downlights for your bathroom, ensure your wiring and electrics are safe, and install the downlights in the best locations. They will also help to ensure that your downlights are properly grounded, that the wiring is properly connected and insulated, and that the downlights are securely attached to the ceiling or wall. 


Proper placement and spacing of bathroom downlights will ensure you have optimal lighting, and a safe and functional bathroom. Downlights should be placed strategically to provide focused illumination for those bathroom-specific tasks, such as shaving or applying makeup. They should be spaced evenly, and placed in accordance with the bathroom zones and IP ratings to ensure optimal safety and reliability – which your electrician will know about and be able to advise you accordingly. 


Our final thoughts

Choosing the right bathroom downlights requires careful consideration of the IP rating, your specific lighting needs, the design of your bathroom, and energy efficiency and safety. By choosing high-quality downlights that meet these criteria, your bathroom will be both beautiful and functional, providing optimal lighting and creating a relaxing and inviting atmosphere.


At Lighting Direct, we understand that choosing the right lighting for your bathroom can be a daunting task. We believe that every customer deserves the best possible lighting experience, and we are committed to helping you find the perfect downlights for your bathroom. That’s why we offer a Change Your Mind Guarantee, allowing customers to return their purchases within 30 days for a refund or exchange. 


So, if you’re looking to update your bathroom lighting, browse our range and choose downlights that are specifically designed for the bathroom, and that meet the highest quality and safety standards. With the right downlights in place, your bathroom will be a gorgeous space that you’ll love spending time in.