is 40 watts enough light in bath?

michoumonsterMarch 20, 2012

Hi all, There is a really nice pendant light that I like. I want to use it over a bath vanity in a small 8x5 bath. The only issue is that it is only 40 watt maximum. Would this be enough light for a bath vanity? There will also be a fluorescent recessed light in the tub area, and a small window over the toilet, so the 40 watt pendant is only to light the vanity.

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40 watts of CF or LED throws a lot of lumens. Not so much for incandescent bulbs.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 7:14PM
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hi ionized, the pendant i like is 40 watts incandescent. so do you think that would not be bright enough?
unfortunately, the glass is clear, so i could not stick a cfl inside..
this is the pendant i am thinking of.. anyone know of something similar that might be brighter? thanks!!

Here is a link that might be useful: ballard designs onion bulb pendant

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 9:49PM
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Maybe try one of the Switch LED bulbs when they come out. (Currently vaporware, but they say they should be out in the next couple of months.)

Here is a link that might be useful: Switch Light Bulbs

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 12:55AM
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"Not so much for incandescent bulbs."

40 watts of halogen is VERY bright.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 8:59AM
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