There is no actual study to determine this, but I would say the globe light bulb is the No. 1 lamp for bathroom vanity light fixtures.
Can anyone actually say they have never seen globe light bulbs used in a bathroom? I wonder which hotel or designer started the trend that has lasted for decades.
The globe does serve a purpose in the residential or commercial bathroom. The incandescent globe illuminates a soft white light that brings out the color in skin tone and is a great light for getting ready in the morning.
When our skin looks good, it’s easier for the guys to shave and when a lady is getting ready she will feel confident about the shade of makeup applied. The incandescent globe is flattering to the skin tone.
The bad news about the incandescent globe is that it is going to be a dinosaur. Any globe bulb over 40 watts has been phased out and can no longer be manufactured or imported into the USA.
Don’t worry, there is no reason to panic. Today there are energy-efficient options that still provide that same flattering light for the skin. The only real difference is that the new bulbs will save more than 80 percent in energy costs and last 20 times longer.
Originally published June 13, 2015 and updated June 1, 2016.