Bathroom Recessed Lighting: The Benefits and Why To Hire An Electrician

The final stages of a bathroom remodel are very exciting. A brand new shower, toilet, vanity, flooring, tiling, decor, and maybe even an electric radiant floor heating system to go along with it. But it doesn’t stop there. Let’s not forget one of the most important aspects to a newly renovated bathroom: the lighting. The best way to illuminate your bathroom is with a combination of lighting options. Today we will focus on one of our favorites: bathroom recessed lighting.


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Benefits Of Bathroom Recessed Lighting


  • Discreet

    Because they are flush to your ceiling, recessed lights provide a great lighting source to minimize clutter for smaller bathrooms. They can also be beneficial where many lights are needed for adequate illumination in bigger bathrooms while maintaining their discreet functionality.


  • Clean and modern

    The clean cut, modern appearance of recessed lights are perfect for accommodating any style of bathroom, which brings us to our next point: functionality.


  • Multifunctional

    Bathroom recessed lighting is multifunctional in the sense that it can be used for either ambient (general) lighting, task lighting, or accent lighting, for any bathroom decor style. You can install bathroom recessed lights for all of these types of lighting scenarios for your bathroom, as we will explain next for our bathroom recessed lighting ideas.


Bathroom Recessed Lighting Ideas

For starters, a recessed light fixture is flush mounted into your ceiling. Recessed lights, also known as can lights, are installed in the openings of a ceiling made by cutting holes to fit the appropriate sizes of the fixtures. For bathrooms, it’s always crucial to install damp location and wet location recessed fixtures. Let’s take a look at some areas of a bathroom that work great for the addition of recessed lighting.


  • Over Shower/Tub Area

It’s always a good idea to be able to see what you are doing in the shower. For this, we need a really good task lighting source. For the women out there, without proper lighting, it’s always a gamble when shaving our legs in preparation for those beach and pool days. With a properly installed, wet location recessed light fixture, you can see all you need to see during every wash and groom.


  • Over Vanity Area

Putting on makeup, shaving a beard, brushing those pearly whites, washing those hands, cleansing the face…all task related items that need adequate lighting. If you have wall sconces on each side of your mirror(s), you can compliment with a few recessed lights above for extra illumination when needed.


  • Accenting Artwork or Decor

Do you have a really nice piece of artwork in your bathroom? Paintings and wall decor must not go unnoticed! If there is a special art piece in there that needs accenting, consider using a damp location wall-washed trim or eyeball trim can light to make it shine.


  • Around Perimeter of Bathroom

General lighting (ambient lighting) comes in many forms.  Recessed lighting is a great ambient lighting source to illuminate the entire bathroom area. Dependent on how big the bathroom is will determine how many fixtures is best.  


Depending on which areas you want to install recessed lighting in your bathroom, it’s important to know that there are different types of these can lights that accommodate each of the above locations. To learn more about which type is best suited for you, check out our Recessed Lights: Which Type Is Right For You? blog.


Hire A Licensed Electrician For Bathroom Recessed Lighting Installation


  • We have the proper tools already on the van for superb installation.
  • We have the experience and knowledge because we install recessed lights a lot.
  • Because of the second point mentioned, we can get the installation done correctly and timely.
  • KB Electric LLC is insured, like most licensed electricians, meaning we are held liable if anything were to go wrong.
  • We know the NEC requirements for installation, along with the expertise in providing you with the correct type of fixtures. 


…the list goes on. Don’t trust yourself to do a bathroom recessed lighting installation yourself if you have never done electrical work before. If you live in the Montgomery County, Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, or Philadelphia County, PA, call KB Electric LLC for bathroom lighting installation. We do it all! (267) 467-3178