Q about washroom light

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Old 08-01-08, 09:34 PM
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Q about washroom light

Do I need a ''washroom rated '' light fixture or any fixture is OK ?
 
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I am not sure what you mean by washroom, but assume you are implying the bathroom. At any rate, you can have any fixture you desire in the bathroom unless it is "IN" the shower or any like enviroments. If they are going to get wet like over the shower, then they must be a sealed fixture rated for wet location.
 
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I need more info on exactly where this fixture is going before I answer.
 
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Old 08-02-08, 11:26 AM
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Need more infomation on what type of luminaire in the bathroom it will really can change a bit.

Normally the wet rated luminaries are used in the shower { and useally yes they will required GFCI for this one }

But for any other type of lumiaires it will depending on the set up of the bathroom if have bathtub in there or not.

Merci,Marc
 
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Old 08-02-08, 12:37 PM
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Sorry I meant bathroom, my concern is with humedity. Yes there is a bathtub and the liminaire is located on a wall above the cabinet and sink about 40'' from the bathtub.Existing luminaire is wired downstream of GFI
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You should be ok as long the luminaire is away from bathtub but just wondering how big the bathroom is ??

Normally I useally keep it at least 3 feet away from " edge " of bathtub.

Merci,Marc
 
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Bon jour Marc mercy pour la reponde ,the bathroom is really small and there is no more than 40 inches from the luminaire to the edge of the bathtub but water is not likely to get there my concern is the metal in the luminaire corroding with the humidity and compromising the electrical components but this is just me......
 
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Corrosion possible in the next few years? Posible. A safety concern, No. I have not seen very many lights rated for a wet location that is very nice to look at.
 
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