Shower light.


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Old 09-24-14, 05:34 PM
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Shower light.

Wiring simplified mentions some very specific type of lighting that can't be within a certain distance of a tub/shower. Am I able to put in a recessed light that has a trim with a lens in it inside the shower?
 
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Old 09-24-14, 05:53 PM
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Yes..... it needs to be a trim with a lens.
I usually install the stainless steel trim with the glass lens for my customers.

What did they mention.
 
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Old 09-24-14, 06:06 PM
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The trim just needs to be rated for a damp or wet location. There are open bulb trims for showers.
 
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Old 09-24-14, 06:35 PM
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I would highly recommend a closed lens trim to keep the moisture/steam penetration down.
 
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Old 09-26-14, 05:50 PM
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What did they mention.
Pendant, ceiling paddle fans, and track lighting.

The ceiling height is very low. That won't affect anything? I'll make sure it is GFCI protected.

I would highly recommend a closed lens trim to keep the moisture/steam penetration down.
Good point about steam. I'll make sure I get an IC can as well.
 
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Old 09-26-14, 06:09 PM
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Definitely an IC can especially if it's in an attic.

Ceiling height is usually not an issue and having it on a GFI is a good idea.
 
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Old 09-27-14, 08:24 AM
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GFI protection is allowed, but is not required for lighting.
 
 

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