All about LED lighting in your shower niche

With LED lighting in your shower niche, you can transform the act of having a shower from purely a hygienic practice to a resort-grade luxury experience. But aesthetics aside, there are plenty of practical reasons to add LED lighting to your shower niche too.

The Niche Man can help you design a custom-made shower niche with LED lighting that truly elevates and complements your bathroom. LED lighting can be applied to a standard tile-over, glass or metal shower niche, so it doesn’t matter what shower niche finish you choose.

What is LED shower lighting?

You may have seen images of shower niches that emanate a beautiful, soft lighting. This comes from LED lighting strips which are installed in the niche.

LED lighting is a cost efficient and environmentally friendly lighting option, using 80 percent less electricity than standard halogen globes – plus it’s developed to be safe for use in wet areas.

Why install LED lighting in your niche?

LED lighting strips are a great way to create a more ambient and relaxing atmosphere in the bathroom and shower.

As an added bonus, it’s a great night light option for those middle of the night bathroom visits – perfect for young kids or those who stumble in the dark!

What lighting options are available?

At The Niche Man, our standard offering is warm white LED strips for a balanced, calming effect.

However, we can also offer the following options:

Cool white
Natural white
Multicolour or even flashing strips (for you disco lovers!)
A dimmer can be added to the electrical for a softer lighting effect, or to accommodate those with sensitive vision. And, a sensor can also be added so the light automatically turns on when you enter the room. This is especially useful at night, so you don’t have to fumble around as you search for the light switch.

How to safely install LED lighting in a shower niche

Please note: a licensed electrician MUST install the LED lighting/safely attach the electrical to ensure it’s done safely and according to industry standards. Do not DIY!

LED lighting is available with all of our shower niches for an additional cost. The Niche Man provides a unit and a kit ready for installation.

Keep in mind these top tips for LED lighting installation in your shower niche:

For tile-over niches, the tiler will generally attach the LED strip. LED lighting should be installed at the tiling stage.
The driver is best placed in an accessible place behind a power point or light switch, or in the roof for easy access in case of future possible problems.
Lighting comes pre-installed with prefinished niches (metal or glass) with a 240 volt driver included.

Let there be light!

As you can see, LED lighting can add flair and character to your shower space. It can often be a great investment, and is bound to turn heads when guests use your bathroom! It’s beautiful to look at, and will help you enjoy your bathroom and shower niche even more.

We’re happy to answer any questions you have about LED lighting in your shower niche, or help you with your order. Contact us today.

Why choose a Niche Man Shower Niche?


  • Custom Built to the size YOU want


  • Design your own Shape & Size


  • 100% Waterproof & Ready to Tile


  • No Membrane required


  • Made from durable lightweight polyurethane high-density rigid panel


  • Mould & Fungus resistant


  • Ideal for bathrooms, outdoor shower area, steam rooms, saunas, outdoor pool and spa areas

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