lighting over surface mount medicine cabinet
Request for advice here regarding sconce lighting in our bathroom. We have two pedestal sinks along a wall that are on either side of a window. We have 24" wide surface mount medicine cabinets over the pedestal sinks. There isn't enough room on either side of the medicine cabs to place one-light sconces It is my understanding that side lighting is preferable, but we can't do it due to the space restraints. So, our electician put the hole for the light centered above where the medicine cabinet will be mounted. We have a can light in the walk in shower space, and no center light fixture. The bath is smallish, but has a nice window as described above.
My questions are:
Would you recommend using a 2 or 3 light glass shade sconce? (is 2 enough light?)
Given the fact that the med cabs stick out from the wall approximately 5 inches, would it be better to get a one-light, swing-arm (fabric shade) sconce, or, if using a 2 or 3 light glass shade sconce, would you point the bulbs up or down?
I guess I am worried that the light won't hit the person using the mirror, but will go directly onto the top of the medicine cabinet if the bulbs point down. I am also worried that if we went with a single swing arm sconce, it would look a little goofy and alone in the space over the mirror, but maybe not?
If you have any suggestions or advice, I would love to hear it! And, if you have had to deal with surface mount med cabs and lighting, and have pics, I would love to see what you did.