6 of the Best Downlights for Bathrooms

Date Published: November 27th, 2019

When it comes to interior lighting, bathrooms often have limited or simple lighting schemes. A modern bathroom is more likely to feature LED spotlights, but LED downlights are also a popular trend for bathroom lighting. Downlights are basically recessed spotlights which can be less obtrusive while achieving the same focused lighting effect. This is a sleek way of ensuring that your bathroom is brightly lit exactly where it needs to be. Here are 6 of the best downlights for bathrooms.

Round Recessed LED Downlight

Loox 12V 2022 Round LED Recessed Downlight - Chrome Finish

Loox Round LED Recessed Downlight - Chrome Finish - Price From: £6.20

A simple, classic round recessed LED light gets the job done as a bathroom downlight. The chrome finish of this LED bathroom downlight ensures that it will fit in with other chrome finishings around the room. You can choose between a cool white LED for a brighter effect, warm white to make the room feel warmer or natural white for neutral lighting.

Square Recessed LED Downlight

Loox 12V 2023 Square LED Recessed Downlight - Chrome Finish

Loox Square LED Recessed Downlight - Chrome Finish - Price From: £6.20

A more fashionable alternative to the above is a square downlight. This round LED light has a circular recessed housing with a chrome square finish which gives it a more unique stylish appearance. Square downlights can be a more decorative choice than round ones if you’d prefer the lighting features to stand out a bit more. They also come in varying tones of white.

Triangle LED Under Cabinet Downlight

Triangle LED Under Cabinet Light - High Output LED Flat Light

Triangle LED Under Cabinet Light - High Output - Price From: £8.94

If unique-looking lights are the aim, then under cabinet triangle LEDs may be the best downlights for bathrooms. These high output flat LED downlights come in a chrome triangle housing and are perfect for mounting underneath bathroom cabinets, especially if those cabinets are over sinks or counters. The triangle shape can add new dimensions to the room design.

Coral Bathroom Over Cabinet Light

Coral - 3W IP44 Bathroom Over Cabinet Light

Coral - 3W IP44 Bathroom Over Cabinet Light - Price From: £23.23

For bathroom cabinet lighting in particular, an over cabinet light could be extremely useful. These small downlights have a sleek rectangular chrome housing which can complement surrounding bathroom features without standing out too much, whether you choose to fit the light on the ceiling above or under the cabinet. 

Round Recessed LED Shower Light

GU10 IP65 Oslo LED Shower Light

GU10 IP65 Oslo LED Shower Light - Price: £37.20

Some of the best downlights for bathrooms are LEDs installed in the shower. This round recessed shower downlight houses three bulbs for bright lighting specifically designed to be suitable for fitting in a shower or bath area. Cool white LED shower lights can make this part of the room clean and bright while warm white LED downlights can make it cosier and more suitable for relaxation.

Square Recessed LED Shower Light

GU10 IP65 Elix LED Shower Light

GU10 IP65 Elix LED Shower Light - Price: £37.20

For contemporary bathroom lighting that will enhance your shower area, consider recessed square LED shower lights. They will help you to make an interior design statement as solo downlights whether you install them in the bathroom ceiling or bathroom walls around the shower. They can also come in handy for recesses or built-in bathroom shelving.

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