I have just come back from a trip to Holland and I must say that the bathrooms and the public restrooms were not only spotless, they were also quite beautiful.
Every public bathroom, whether in the train station, the subway, a restaurant or in the museums were quite, for lack of a better word, exquisite. They’re all gender neutral now. Everyone has their own individual stall and the doors go all the way to the floor. What a concept! And the lighting, oh the lighting, is just perfect. There is always side lighting at the mirror or the mirror itself is back lit. It is all done using a LEDs. And the color temperature is very consistent at 2700 K with the 90 CRI. Some of the restaurants went warmer, using 2400 K for a more dimmed incandescent look. Who thought that you could look great in a public restroom? Here I am in Amsterdam, and I’m taking pictures of the bathrooms. That’s just a dedicated I am.
The hotels were absolutely on top of using LED sources with warm color temperatures and high CRIs. I like how all of the lighting is activated when you put room key card in a slot next to the switches. This ensures that when you leave, none of the lights are left on. For me personally, with this method I always knew where my key card was and did’t have to keep searching through my pockets. Again, there’s always good lighting at the mirror, plus there is lighting underneath the floating sink cabinet which comes on with the motion sensor. This way when I stumble into the bathroom in the middle of the night I don’t have to search around for a light switch. It’s also at a low level so it’s not really an interruption to my very important REM sleep.