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Murray Feiss Lighting Bathroom Vanity Lights Review

Updated on January 13, 2015

Murray Feiss Bathroom Lights

It could be that Murray Feiss believe that light is all about vanity. Numbers support this claim: the company offers almost three hundred of vanity light models, each equipped with up to six bulbs, all manufactured in a wide range of styles and materials. Considering that the bathroom is one of the most specialized rooms in the house, and is often the smallest, this selection emerges as the brand's most versatile. Perhaps, this is the only way to match inclinations relating to all things intimate.

Besides the collections, and number of lights on each fixture, the most basic distinction between all vanity lights becomes the direction at which the shades points: all existing models can be categorized as either upward or downward pointing.

When compared to chandeliers, lamps, and sconces, vanity fixtures stand out as employing lighter metal: brushed steel, polished nickel, chrome, and other light gray alloys play a more prominent, and obviously suitable, role in bathroom setting. That said, the darker bronze and brass make a strong appearance still.

Murray Feiss Vanity Lights
Murray Feiss Vanity Lights


The presence of metal scroll-work and the classic bell-like shape for many of the glass canopies – features that appear in lamps, and ceiling and wall mounts in one way or another – renders vanity lights a natural continuation of existing collections.

  • Barnard, South Haven, Tuscan Villa collections represent various antique and transitional styles. One unifying element becomes the restrained but effective use of scroll-work (Firenze gold and aged brass finishes); another is the reliance on a small central medallion and “S” shaped antlers – this general frame upholds the lights.

  • Exposition, Parker Place, New London, Sunset Drive, Sullivan, Tulla, Clayton models feature a small mount that attaches to a metallic horizontal bar holding the shades. A simple industrial design, reminiscent somewhat of late 19th century pipework, it's common and visually effective. The glass shades usually point downwards.

  • Light Fusion and Casual Luxury elaborate on the above motif by either decorating the bar and introducing wide cylinders for the lamps. More hotel-like stylization.

  • Vista and Barrington collections opt for a hanger type fixture: a steel plate mounts to the wall, and in turn attaches a number of lights, depending on the model. Possibly the simplest vanity lights Murray Feiss produce.


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