Bathroom lights usually are placed above or next to a bathroom mirror, above your vanity or sink. They provide a fairly strong light in front of your face which helps you to see clearly for washing, make-up application and so on. A row of 3-5 light bulbs is ideal for most bathrooms, while 1-light or 2-light fixtures could be placed either side of a mirror. Bath vanity lights shield your eyes from the glare of lightbulbs and also provide ambient light for the whole bathroom.
Fixtures closely attached to a wall tend to produce more ambient background light. They might be used to support a more central light fixture or as a less elaborate central light. They can produce strong light near to where they are placed. Wall sconces and bathroom lights can add extra light to one side of a room where you need it.
Bath vanity lights are best used in a bathroom or restroom, above or next to a mirror. However, single or two-light bath lights could be used like a wall-sconce in other rooms such as living rooms, dining rooms, hallways or bedrooms.
The bath light and mirror are most likely placed directly above the vanity in front of the sink. The combination of using the sink while looking in the mirror is common. Since this places light to the side of the room, an overhead light is also recommended.
Attaches to an interior wall. The backplate hides the electrical installation.
An electrician or person with electrical installation knowledge will need to permanently wire the bath light into the building's electrical supply.