40watt G9 halogen bulbs-are these bright?

Karen15November 2, 2013

We are building a home and I have the master bath set up for a double vanity with 2 mirrors and 3 sconces. One on each side of mirror and one in the middle of them. I purchased sconces that each require two 40watt G9 halogen bulbs each. So that's 6 bulbs total I will be buying. Are those bright enough for a vanity? I have two recessed lights in the shower across from vanity and another recessed light near the toilet which is next to shower. I won't know how bright that is until they install. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Depending on brand these seem to produce 375 to 450 lumens, which is about the same as, well, a 40-watt incandescent light bulb. Two of them are the same brightness as a 60-watt bulb, so it's like you have a 60-watt bulb between each mirror. Probably enough light, especially since you have a few other ceiling lights across the room. I've seen a bathroom with an over-the-vanity lamp that takes four of the G9 bulbs, each in their own glass canopy, and it's adequately bright if not more.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 2:54PM
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Thanks! Yea my idea is to not have it so bright that I need a dimmer.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 7:31PM
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