Lights in shower??

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Old 12-29-04, 08:15 AM
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Lights in shower??

I'm helping my grandson do his bathroom over.He would like a large light over the vanity. And he also would like 2 recessed lights in the bathtub/shower (right over the tub in the ceiling) are these special lights or what.??
 
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Old 12-29-04, 08:32 AM
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It would be a special fixture in my estimation.
Although we don't normally recommend posting in 2 different Forums, I would suggest in this case that you post it in electrical for a better answer. I could move it there but will leave it here in case someone has an answer. If I see one of our electrical experts online I will refer him here to expidite an answer. Good luck.
 
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Old 12-29-04, 12:46 PM
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It would be a special fixture in my estimation.
Although we don't normally recommend posting in 2 different Forums, I would suggest in this case that you post it in electrical for a better answer. I could move it there but will leave it here in case someone has an answer. If I see one of our electrical experts online I will refer him here to expidite an answer. Good luck.
Thanks majakdragon l was in Lowes and run into the "Halo" lighting rep.and she showed me what to buy.Sure appreciate your response.Thanks Ron.
 
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Old 12-29-04, 12:50 PM
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Glad it worked out that way for you. I try not to give opinions on electrical as it is not my field. Good luck on your project.
 
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Old 12-29-04, 02:49 PM
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Hi Ron,
don't leave us in suspense, we need to hear the answer ! !
Was it low-voltage lighting or what ?
 
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Old 12-30-04, 10:24 AM
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Should have been standard recessed cans with water tight trim. Can be put on a GFCI for an extra measure of safety, but most around here aren't.

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Old 12-30-04, 10:57 AM
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I agree with Doug. The shower trim is simply a closed trim with a rubber gasket. No big deal.
 
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Old 12-30-04, 11:21 AM
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NEC Article 551.53.B: "Shower Luminaires (Fixtures). If a luminaire (lighting fixture) is provided over a bathtub or in a shower stall, it shall be of the enclosed and gasketed type and listed for the type of installation, and it shall be ground-fault circuit-interrupter protected. The switch for shower luminaires (lighting fixtures) and exhaust fans, located over a tub or in a shower stall, shall be located outside the tub or shower space."

Hope that helps.

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Old 12-30-04, 11:31 AM
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Juice, article 551 applies only to Recreational Vehicles and Recreational Vehicle Parks. You must have the NEC on CD and are using the search feature. In this case, it led you astray.
 
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Old 12-30-04, 12:10 PM
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John Nelson,

You are, as always, absolutely correct. I did a search on the NEC CD and took the reg's out of context without checking. This Article is indeed mobile homes.

Article 410.4 Luminaires (Fixtures) in Specific Locations:

(D) Bathtub and Shower Areas. No parts of cord-connected luminaires (fixtures), hanging luminaires (fixtures), lighting track, pendants, or ceiling-suspended (paddle) fans shall be located within a zone measured 900 mm (3 ft) horizontally and 2.5 m (8 ft) vertically from the top of the bathtub rim or shower stall threshold. This zone is all encompassing and includes the zone directly over the tub or shower stall.

That is all the NEC seems to say about luminaires above showers/tubs in regular dwellings.

I agree with you that GFCI protection is advisable. I also think that it only makes sense to have the luminaire switch out of reach of the person standing in the shower/tub. Gasketed is good because it preserves the luminaire from rust and corrosion which would shorten it's useful life.

My $0.02.

Juice
 
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