By Stephani L. Miller. Bathroom lighting options reflect a desire to make the bathroom as inviting a space as the living room or bedroom. Choices for a wide range of decorating and architectural styles are available in many forms and fabrications. From stylishly modern sconces to inconspicuous but focused recessed lights, bathroom lighting options are as varied as those for the rest of the home.

Sea Gull Lighting. The Ambiance Lighting System offers many solutions for task or accent lighting. The LX linear system is ideal for applications that require flexible low-voltage installations; the MX offers a low profile; and the RX bends around architectural features. (856) 764-0500.

Luraline. Available in sconce, ceiling, pendant, and linear fluorescent styles, the Andorra is an elliptical light of acrylic cowls and a shade in satin white or satin etching that frosts white when lit. The cowls are offered in four jewel tones, and lamping options include incandescent, magnetic compact fluorescent, compact fluorescent with electronic ballast, and T5 linear fluorescent. (800) 940-6588.

W.A.C. Lighting. Mini Complete fixtures are recessed lighting solutions that use halogen bulbs. Offered in a variety of styles, the fixtures come with their own trims and housings that use MR11 lamps or JC-20 bi-pin lamps. The lights can be used with standard incandescent dimmers. (631) 262-0374.

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Valli & Valli. Featuring a sharply angled, fixed arm, the Diva design is constructed of chrome-plated brass and is topped by a cut-glass shade. Intended as downlighting, the lamp is available for either wall or mirror installations. The fixture is UL listed for use as a sconce in the United States. (212) 326-8811.

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Progress Lighting. A series of decorative recessed lighting trims resemble traditional close-to-ceiling trims and are suitable for retrofit or new installations. The PAR 30 lamp directs 100% of its light downward and decorative recessed trim increases light output, says the manufacturer. The fixtures are available in styles to coordinate with the company's Prescott, Eclipse, Verona, Versailles, Arts amp; Crafts, and Geneva collections. (864) 599-6000.

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Watermark. A minimalist design in a single-arm sconce is topped by a white or frosted glass shade. Loft Lighting sconces are available in 32 electroplated or enameled finishes, including a satin nickel finish. Sconces measure 41/2 inches wide by 12 inches tall, extending 61/2 inches from the wall. Matching accessories are available. (800) 842-7277.

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Ardee Lighting. An adjustable recessed downlighting trim, the Varianti is made from three metal rings. A spring-tension lamp holder allows the use of two optional lenses, color filters, or louvers at once. Available in black, black nickel, matte aluminum, metallic silver, polished chrome, polished brass, and white finishes, the Varianti can be used with the company's MR-11 and MR-16 lamps. (704) 482-2811.

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Halo/Cooper Lighting. A 6-inch shower light trim in a white finish comes with a stepped frosted-glass lens and a white plastic trim ring to prevent rust and corrosion. The dome-shaped light trim will fit over 17 of the company's recessed lighting housings that accept A19 lamps and PAR 30 lamps. (770) 486-4800.

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Ginger Design Group. The architecturally inspired Sine collection features sconce lighting and other bath accessories. The sconce light is forged of solid brass and is available in a polished chrome or satin nickel finish. Topped by a suspended shade of extruded glass, the lamp is UL listed and incorporates the sine symbol (~) in its design. (888) 469-6511.

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Thomas Lighting. A three-light bath fixture in a brushed nickel finish, the Brookline features faceted glass shades inspired by turn-of-the-century lighting. Also available in an antique brass finish, the fixture extends 9 inches from the wall and measures 24 inches wide by 9 inches high. It carries a maximum wattage of 100. (502) 420-9600.