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Old 2008-06-17, 09:03 PM
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Question Powder Room Lighting Question

We have a small powder room with a standard oval builder's mirror. The wall with the mirror is about 3' wide. If the only source of light is a single sconce, assuming the same wattage would an uplight, or a downlight that hangs past the edge of the mirror be more suitable? Example fixture pics attached:
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Old 2008-06-18, 02:13 AM
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I like the first one
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Old 2008-06-18, 12:20 PM
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For a single light fixture, I like the second one more! To me it seems more of a standalone light (if I'm making any sense ). For the first one, it's beautiful too but in my head I can't picture it to be just by itself.
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Old 2008-06-18, 12:26 PM
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I think having a light that pointed towards the ceiling (like the first one) would provide the brightest option... the light would be able to bounce off the ceiling better and provide more light.
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Old 2008-06-18, 02:45 PM
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uplight would be more suited to a CFL bulb - more light and less heat, and cfl bulbs work better in an uplight position.

did the builder install a fixture box or a striplight? we paid our builder for fixture boxes, and when they eventually did put them in, they weren't centred...
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Old 2008-06-18, 02:55 PM
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They installed a keyless light (centred). There's nothing worse than buying a fixture and discovering your box is not where it should be.
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Hi EvrGrn,

How did you end up installing your light fixture, facing up or down? We bought our own light fixtures and plan to install them tomorrow, as soon as we get our keys We bought a 2-light fixture for the powder room and think will install it facing down!
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Old 2008-08-08, 11:23 AM
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We ended up going with this 2-light uplight fixture for the powder room. I can't believe how much we've spent on light fixtures and there's still more to go.
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Very nice EvrGrn! We have closed on August 8 and installed the light fixtures for ALL the bathrooms right away! We also opted for a 2-light fixture for the powder room, facing down though. Looks really nice either way I think.

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We ended up going with this 2-light uplight fixture for the powder room. I can't believe how much we've spent on light fixtures and there's still more to go.
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How did you end up installing your light fixture, facing up or down? We bought our own light fixtures and plan to install them tomorrow, as soon as we get our keys We bought a 2-light fixture for the powder room and think will install it facing down!
Don't be surprised if there is no junction box behind the existing light. You may have to put one in.. I just went through that pain...builder just left a wire cut out in the wall going to the existing fixture.
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