In terms of watts, typically you’ll want bulbs with the equivalent of at least 60 watts for sufficient bathroom lighting. If your bathroom is very large, or you prefer it brighter, you might want to use 75-watt-equivalent bulbs, however.
You would need LED bulbs equivalent to the standard 60-watt incandescent bulbs with approximately 800 lumens each. Considering there is only one fixture in your bathroom, you could go to a higher lumen output, and perhaps go to a 75-watt equivalent and use a dimmer, which would allow you to lower or increase the light level as needed.
Replacing Incandescent Bulbs with Economical LED Bulbs
Frequently Asked Questions
How many watts of light do I need in a bathroom?
There are several factors that will impact how bright you want the lights in your bathroom to be — 75-100 watts go well in guest and master bathrooms. However, for half-baths or powder rooms, 45-60 watts is fine.
What LED for bathroom?
LEDs: Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs have become viable options for bathroom lighting. Like the others, a CRI of 90 or above and color temperature of 2700K to 3000K are recommended.
What lumens is best for bathroom?
A bathroom should have at least 500-600 lumens in the room and a minimum of 700-800 lumens in the task areas, including the vanity area in the sink and the shower.
What's the best wattage for a LED light bulb?
If you want the lamp to put out more light, buy a higher wattage bulb. For less light, choose a lower wattage. It’s only reasonable to be confused by LED bulbs that offer you four watts. What is this, a mouse house?