About Bathroom Heat Lamps

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Heat lamps were originally used for therapeutic purposes in the medical field. Now they may be placed in bathrooms to provide warmth following a shower or bath. A variety of types of heat lamps are available.

Benefits

  • Heat lamps offer instant heat and infrared light that is good for your body, according to Bathroom Heat Lamp. They also use very little energy and are waterproof.

Types

  • Heat lamps may be installed into the bathroom ceiling or free standing. Bathroom Heat Lamp indicates that some models come with a fan.

Installation

  • A heat lamp should be installed by a licensed electrician, or consult an electrician if you decide to install it yourself, according to HomeownerNet.

Cost

  • A single-bulb, 250-watt heat lamp cost as little as $6 as of 2010, according to Galt Technology. Bathroom Heat Lamp indicated prices of $60 for a two-bulb, 500-watt lamp or as much as $100 for a lamp with a fan, as of 2010.

Warnings

  • Lamps should not be operated close to the skin as the light can cause burns, according to Galt Technology. Babies should not be exposed to infrared light. Prolonged exposure can result in damage to your eyes.

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