Can a vanity light be wider than the mirror?
Just so, how wide should vanity light be compared to mirror?
The ideal width is at least 28 inches apart, and centered at 60 inches above the floor. If you choose to place your lights above the mirror, the width of your fixture should be at least 1/3 the width of the vanity mirror, but should never exceed its total width.
Likewise, how big of a vanity light do I need? It should be placed 75 to 80 inches above the floor and, like all vanity lighting, contain at least 150 watts — ideally spread over a fixture that's at least 24 inches long so that the light will wash evenly over the hair and face. The shower is a secondary area of task lighting.
In this way, should bathroom vanity lights shine up or down?
Downward Lighting vs. This light is softer and creates less shadowing and glare. It works well when the ceiling and bathroom are light in color to reflect the light. Most Vanity Bath Lights are designed to face up or down.
How big of a light fixture do I need?
A general rule of thumb formula can be used to determine an appropriate diameter for ceiling fixtures. To determine this, measure the length and width of the room. Add those two numbers together and then convert the total into inches. So if your room is 10 feet by 12 feet, the ceiling fixture should be 22 inches wide.