Asked by: Ruslana Martin Aragon
asked in category: General Last Updated: 30th April, 2020

Can vanity light be wider than mirror?

While you want to ensure you have plenty of light, be sure to choose one that is no wider than your vanity or cabinet width, which may be wider than your mirror. Most people choose vanity bar lights that are about 75 percent of the mirror's total width.

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Moreover, how wide should vanity light be compared to mirror?

The ideal width is at least 28 inches apart, and centered at 60 inches above the floor. If you choose to place your lights above the mirror, the width of your fixture should be at least 1/3 the width of the vanity mirror, but should never exceed its total width.

Furthermore, should vanity lights hang over mirror? Over-Mirror Lighting Height In those situations, a wall-mounted vanity fixture above the mirror is an option. Install the light above the medicine cabinet or mirror at a height of about 75 to 80 inches from the floor. The bathroom vanity light height impacts how well you can see your reflection.

Keeping this in view, can a mirror be wider than a vanity?

The mirror should be long enough vertically to allow everyone a decent reflection. Typically, the mirror should not be wider than the sink or vanity. Basically, the mirror shouldn't be conspicuously far above the sink nor, unless it is a very large mirror, too close to the sink.

How big of a vanity light do I need?

It should be placed 75 to 80 inches above the floor and, like all vanity lighting, contain at least 150 watts — ideally spread over a fixture that's at least 24 inches long so that the light will wash evenly over the hair and face. The shower is a secondary area of task lighting.

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