Beautiful, practical bathroom lights for a spa-like experience, right in your own home!  

In South Africa, bathroom lights tended to be quite low on homeowners’ list of priorities, but this is no longer the case! These days, bathrooms have become a focus area in many homes, so good LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting, that optimises both function and aesthetics, has become the norm. 

The Plumstead Electrical group and their online shop, Buy Lights Online, has a wide range of striking and effective bathroom wall lights in South Africa on offer. Lights can be recessed, ceiling- or wall-mounted. 

Vanity areas can be enhanced with effective task lighting which can be a fixture above the mirror, wall sconces on each side, or an LED bathroom mirror with lights. Many people get dressed and do their makeup in the bathroom, so a light source that mimics natural light with no colour distortion is crucial. 

Why have LED bathroom lights become so much more popular? 

LED bathroom Lights Around Mirror have many advantages. The first is safety, as they run at lower voltages and temperatures. 

They are also resistant to damage from steam and water, which makes them more durable and cost-effective. Their lower voltages also save an impressive amount of energy, quickly paying for themselves. 

Our wide range of LED bathroom lights will contribute greatly to the ambience of your bathroom as a place to relax and wash away stress! Many come with a dimming function to perfectly set the mood for that relaxing soak. An adjustable LED bathroom light bar will add even more versatility and function to your bathroom lighting. 

Why getting a bathroom mirror with lights could be better than buying additional lighting

A bathroom mirror with LED lights offers superb lighting for vanities and dressing areas. They can be installed either horizontally or vertically, and come in many sizes, shapes, and designs. They use very little energy, and are available in a variety of colours and light intensities. 

Our ‘white’ light range offers the perfect lighting for doing makeup, grooming, or shaving as it shows the ‘true’ colours of clothes and makeup. As the lighting surrounds the mirror, no bothersome shadows will fall on your face while you're doing your makeup or shaving. Many of the mirrors also come with a built-in demisting function.

Points to remember when looking at bathroom lights for sale

When planning or modernising your bathroom, one of the important points to consider is what kind of LED Lights Around Mirror you are going to use. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Will the lighting you choose give you good task lighting over the vanity area? You don't want lighting that throws shadows as this will make shaving and doing makeup difficult, so recessed bathroom ceiling lights might not be your best bet in this case. A vertical fixture above, or two on each side of the mirror, will be better, as will an LED.
  • Is your shower and bathtub adequately lit, or do you need dedicated lights for them? A recessed fitting with a glass lens (that won’t yellow over time) will work best. 
  • What will be providing your ambient lighting? How about a pendant light or a chandelier? Or should you consider cove lighting, accent, or other forms of recessed lighting? A dimmer facility will really allow you to control the mood you wish to set in the bathroom, plus it conserves energy.  
  • Are all my fittings safe? Electricity and water can literally be a lethal combination, so all installations must be done by a certified electrician. All outlets must have GFCIs, (ground-fault circuit interrupters) and all fixtures must be ‘wet’ rated.

FAQ about our bathroom lights 

Below, you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked most often about bathroom ceiling lights, bathroom mirrors with lights, and LED bathroom lights

Are LED lights good for bathrooms?

LED lights are excellent choices for bathrooms, as they are safe, highly effective, and also very cost-effective. They also come in a wide range of styles that provide both function and aesthetic appeal, like a beautiful polished chrome and crystal mirror with its own on and off switch! 

Can you put LED downlights in a bathroom?

Yes, you can put LED downlights in a bathroom. Downlights can be used very successfully in a bathroom for accent lighting. It is best to use a downlight with a longish neck so the angle can be adjusted easily. 

What type of light is suitable for a bathroom?

LED lights are the most suitable type of light for a bathroom. They are safe, economical, long-lasting, and kinder to the environment.  

What color LED light is best for a bathroom? 

Bathroom lights should ideally be either cool or warm white to mimic natural light. Bathroom light bulbs should preferably have a CRI (color rendering index) of over 80, and emit 2,700 - 3,000 Kelvins (K).

Is warm white or cool white better for bathrooms?

It is entirely your choice because both work extremely well. Warm white creates a more relaxing ambience, whereas cool white mimics daylight slightly better.    

Are lighted bathroom mirrors worth it?

Long-lasting LED bathroom mirrors are definitely worth it. They provide excellent shadowless light for makeup and shaving, and add elegance to your bathroom too

Do LED mirrors need electricity? 

Yes, they do. Light-emitting diode bulbs need an electrical current in order to light up. However, they use far less power than traditional bulbs. 

What are those mirrors with lights called?

They are normally called LED mirrors, but are also referred to as lighted, light-up or illuminated mirrors. Our range comes in a wide variety of stylish designs.

How long do LED lighted mirrors last?

Their extended lifespan is just one of the many selling points of an LED mirror. Each diode has an expected lifespan of about 50,000 hours. This effectively means that if you run your LED mirror for about 8 hours each day, it could well last you for about 17 years!

The Plumstead Electrical Group and their online shop, Buy Lights Online: your one-stop shop for bathroom lights in South Africa!

Are you putting in a new bathroom, or redoing your old one? Our friendly and experienced staff can help. 

We have a superb range of beautiful and practical bathroom lights to suit any taste, functional requirement, and budget. Whether you visit a store or order online, Plumstead Electrical Group is there for you! 

Find your nearest branch here, or reach our online shop via WhatsApp or SMS on 082 896 9387. (Mike Davis)