Bright, uniform, high quality light is necessary in the bathroom for dressing and grooming. ENERGY STAR qualified bathroom fixtures will accurately show the colors of skin, clothes and cosmetics. Place bath bar fixtures on either side of the mirror, or a single, wide fixture directly above it to avoiding casting shadows on faces. A ceiling fixture or soffit lighting works nicely for general room illumination. Quiet and efficient ENERGY STAR qualified bath fans can be used for mechanical ventilation.