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is 40 watts enough light in bath?

Posted by michoumonster (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 20, 12 at 14:11

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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RE: is 40 watts enough light in bath?

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


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RE: is 40 watts enough light in bath?

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


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RE: is 40 watts enough light in bath?

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


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RE: is 40 watts enough light in bath?

"Not so much for incandescent bulbs."

40 watts of halogen is VERY bright.


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