You spend more time in your bathroom than you may realize. From showers to putting on makeup and shaving, you need to be comfortable in your bathroom, and being able to see well is the first step. If you are unhappy with the light fixtures in your bathroom, it might be time for an upgrade. There are a plethora of options to choose from when it comes to your bathroom, from wall lights and sconces to track lighting and recessed ceiling lights. Red Deer Lighting wants to help you make the best decision for you and your home, so today we’ll explore some bathroom lighting options you may have not considered before.

Backlit Mirrors

If you have ever had an issue with modern wall lighting not aiding you when you are trying to apply the right amount of mascara or poor illumination near your sink made you miss a patch of facial hair, the aggravation can quickly mount. A solution to this bathroom lighting problem is backlighting your mirrors. Whether you opt for a special mirror that comes with built-in lighting or modify your walls and push your mirror away from the wall to fit the lighting fixture you choose, you’ll never have to worry about missing a spot again!


Sconces are not just for stairways and hallways anymore. Using sconces to strategically light certain portions of your bathroom can bring some character to an otherwise boring topic. If you have corners of your bathroom that suffer from poor lighting, wiring a sconce that matches the rest of the decor can modify the space and add light without too much fuss. Adding wall sconces to your vanity spot can also be highly useful, as there is always the potential that a single track light over the mirrors just won’t sufficiently light the entire space. With numerous styles and finishes in sconces, you open up your bathroom to new options in wall mounted lights rather than being stuck deciding between one track light or another.


Early in the morning or in the middle of the night can be a miserable time to walk into your bathroom. When you aren’t prepared for the light, flipping a switch and being greeted by strong fluorescence and bright white vanities are less than ideal. Intensity in your bathroom vanity and wall lights is good when you have been awake, but being greeted by them first thing may not be your cup of tea. Installing dimmers to accompany the light fixtures in your bathroom is a quality option for this problem. You can set the brightness and intensity of your bathroom lights, rather than being forced to endure a single setting.

Your bathroom is an important room in the house and you shouldn’t compromise the lighting fixtures just because there are no couches. If you need to update your bathroom lighting options, the team here at Red Deer Lighting is here to help. Stop by our Alberta showroom and let our staff of lighting experts help you choose the best fixtures for your next project today!