I went to a place that resells building materials. Doors, windows,
lumber, plumbing faucets, light fixtures, and so on....
I bought a used Medicine Cabinet with SIX bulb light fixture. This is a
HUGE cabinet, which is exactly what I was looking for. Most of those
small med cabinets are worthless as far as space. So, my sink counter
top is always covered with bottles of shampoo, rubbing alcohol, pepto,
and all these other things we need.
This cabinet is 44 inches high and 48 inches wide. It's nice looking,
fairly modern, and has a large 3 piece mirror (3 doors). It came with a
built in chrome "light bar" with SIX bulbs. It's made for those
decorative round (exposed) bulbs.
The only thing I dont care for is having that many bulbs. (I'm not
trying to buy the electric company)! Anyhow, I dont like the idea of
leaving out bulbs (for both appearance and safety). My old fixture has
provided adaquate light with two 60W (equiv) CFL bulbs.
My question is this: Do I just put in six 25W (equiv) bulbs (I'll be
using LED), or is it better to just put in two 60W (equiv) bulbs (or
three 40W) and fill the other sockets with dead bulbs? What would you
Yes, the option of installing a dimmer came to mind, but I dont care to
have to fiddle with a dimmer in a bathroom when I run in there to take a
piss, during the night, when I'm half asleep, Nor do I want the room to
light up so bright that I'm almost blinded by it. Not to mention that
DIMMABLE LED bulbs are a lot more costly, and I'm not sure if they make
those decorative LED bulbs as dimmable.