Connecting shower light into fan/light combo, safe?


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Old 03-10-16, 06:12 PM
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Connecting shower light into fan/light combo, safe?

Hello,

I bought an IC rated recessed can light with a wet led light that I would like to install over our shower, which is on the second floor. We have a fan/light combo that is a few feet from the shower and doesn't provide much light inside the shower. The fan and light have two switches and the third switch is for the vanity in the connected room.

I was wondering if it is okay to wire the new recessed light by running 14-2 from it and connecting it to the fan/light combo that would be near it? Also if that is okay, I assume the fan/light has two sets of wires in the housing, does it matter which ones I connect into, if I don't care whether the fan or light turns on with the shower light?

Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 03-10-16, 06:20 PM
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I was wondering if it is okay to wire the new recessed light by running 14-2 from it
Only if it is on a 15 amp breaker.
I assume the fan/light has two sets of wires in the housing, does it matter which ones I connect into, if I don't care whether the fan or light turns on with the shower light?
More likely a single 3-conductor cable. It doesn't mater but connecting to the light would make more sense.

Does the manufacturer instructions for the light require a GFCI if used within the footprint of a shower?

The connection boxes on vent/lights are small. There may not be enough room for another cable. In addition to the 3-conductor there may also be a 2-conductor cable.
 
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Old 03-10-16, 06:41 PM
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I will check the breaker. We have 2 1/2 baths, 2 upstairs, half down. Can't remember how they are all wired. Light does not specify gfci.
 
 

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