Shower Lights - A Few Questions Left


Old 04-27-07, 02:30 PM
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Shower Lights - A Few Questions Left

I've read quite a few threads on this subject, so hopefully this isn't all rehash...

I'm doing a bathroom remodel and I want to put a light in the shower this time. I understand the fixture needs to be damp rated (though "wet" rated would be nice), and GFCI is technically optional unless the mfg says it.

I still have a few questions:

1) Where the heck do you find a decent selection of these things? If the big boxes had them, they didn't know it. Graybar acted dumbfounded as well. I'd like a recessed type fixture with a flood type bulb sitting near flush with the ceiling. Don't know if that exists, but that's my vision for it.

2) What wattage of bulb is typical for a small shower 4'x3'-ish? Not a big deal obviously...I'm more curious than anything.

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Old 04-27-07, 02:36 PM
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Any decent electrical supply house should have a shower rated trim for a recessed housing.

Most enclosed shower trims seem to take an A19 bulb of about 40 watts. A19 bulbs are the common incandescent bulb.

I like the P87 housing from Progess lighting. There are several shower trims available for theis housing.
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Go to a lighting store.
Old 04-27-07, 03:29 PM
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The big box stores DO carry them if that is all you have to choose from. There are not many different styles.

ALL major recessed brands have shower trims. NONE will accept a flood lamp though.
Old 04-27-07, 07:26 PM
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Good idea racraft. Ill just run by a lighting store tomorrow and grab something. They'll hopefully be able to answer questions as well.

Any advice on size that works best for a small shower? 4", 6"?
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I used a 6" for my basement shower. I was going to get 2 4" for my upstairs bath but they cost too much so I went with a 6" again. It brightens up the area. Its nice to have the extra light if you shave in the shower.

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