With a huge variety of styles, colours and finishes available, pendant lights offer a fabulous focal point for any room of your house. They’re bold and assertive – a modern twist on an old classic, the traditional chandelier.
But can you fit pendant lights in a bathroom? The short answer is yes. They’re more commonly seen in hallways and kitchens, but pendant lights are many interior stylists’ secret weapon and a go-to solution for adding a fresh aesthetic to bathroom projects.
Of course, safety is a factor. You need to ensure your pendant light adheres to the IP rating system, which refers to how well protected your lighting fixture is against the intrusion of dust or water.
There are a range of IP protections to suit levels of exposure from drips to sprays to splashes, but you must ensure your bathroom lights have the appropriate IP rating to meet bathroom lighting regulations.
So what IP rating will you need for a pendant light? Here we answer a few of your questions about finding the perfect IP rated option…