Where To Use PAR 20 LED Lightbulbs in the Bathroom

Over the past several weeks we have been reviewing different uses of PAR 20 LED light bulbs in the ceiling of:

Today I wanted to show you another area of the bathroom where we ended up using several of these extremely low wattage energy saving and therefore money saving LED light bulbs from The Home Depot.

Now, here is a picture of the mirror in our shared bathroom.

Bathroom Mirror 5 Light Fixture Set Where To Use PAR 20 LED Lightbulbs in the Bathroom

Notice the set of 5 light outlets directly above the mirror.

For three years (since we renovated) we have had five 40 Watt incandescent light bulbs in this lighting fixture. They gave nice light.

Now, I thought I would try and replace the five 40 Watt incandescents with five of the 9 Watt EcoSmart A19 LED light bulbs.

Replacing 40 Watt Incancescent with 9 Watt EcoSmart LED Light Bulb Where To Use PAR 20 LED Lightbulbs in the Bathroom

Here is a picture after replacing the first two on the right.

Two 9 Watt LED on Right Three 40 Watt Incondescents on Left Where To Use PAR 20 LED Lightbulbs in the Bathroom

Notice how the first two lighting fixtures on the right are significantly more bright / white than the other three? This is because they contain two of the 9 Watt A19 LED light bulbs.

With five of the 9 Watt A19 LED light bulbs?

Wow. Way too bright.

So, I tried five 15 Watt CFL light bulbs instead but they were not bright enough.

I did not want to go back to wasting electricity and thus wasting money by going back to the five 40 Watt incandescent light bulbs.

I had five of the 3.5 Watt PAR 20 LED light bulbs left over to use. So, I thought I would give them a try in this lighting fixture above our bathroom mirror.

Five 3.5 Watt LED PAR 20 Light Bulbs Above Bathroom Mirror Where To Use PAR 20 LED Lightbulbs in the Bathroom

Well, I like it.

5 PAR 20 3.5 Watt LED Light Bulbs Above Bathrom Mirror Where To Use PAR 20 LED Lightbulbs in the Bathroom

So, here was a lighting fixture that I was not expecting at all to use 3.5 Watt LED light bulbs yet these PAR 20 types work really nice here.

So, do not just assume that you will use the same model of light bulb when you switch from incredibly wasteful incandescents or from more energy efficient CFL’s to the most energy efficient LED’s!

Next time, I’ll show you another area I did not think about initially yet which used a couple of the A19 EcoSmart 9 Watt LED light bulbs from The Home Depot’s EcoSmart lighting series.

Use this link to see where we use the 9 Watt EcoSmart A19 LED light bulb in our garage door opener.

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Comments

  1. Aaron says:

    Where did you get your lighting fixture from? i’d like something similar. Thanks!

  2. Dan says:

    Hi Aaron,

    We purchased it at an independent lighting specialty store east of Toronto about 4 years ago.

    Dan

  3. Lora says:

    Hi there,
    Have you ever had comments on the guarentee included with LED lightbulbs? I’ve noticed that most are just 1 year or at most 3 years. Lately I’ve come across one with a 5-year guarentee. Do you think people will actually use this feature and think it’s important?
    thanks,
    L.

  4. Dan says:

    Hi Laura,
    I think that with any technology, new or old, that a guarantee is important.

    I think it is expecially so with new technology which for some, myself included, means LED light bulbs.

    So, IMO, I think yes the guarantee is important … especially since LED light bulbs cost more than CFL’s.

    Dan

  5. Nicole says:

    Just wondering what the make and model is of that light fixture….we’ve been looking for something in our bathroom for 4 years now and cannot find anything we like~

    Thank you!

    • Dan says:

      Hi Nicole,
      We purchased it at a specialty lighting store in Oshawa.

      It was from a lighting catalog so keep looking and you should find it.

      Dan

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