LED light strips in shower

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Old 02-18-17, 08:59 PM
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LED light strips in shower

Does anyone have an advice or tips on how to properly install led light strips in a shower to properlY hide them?
 
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Old 02-18-17, 09:29 PM
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I've seen glue on strips. They look......meh.
I've seen LED's used in/above glass blocks. Those are cool looking.

Is this a new shower ?
There are several problems to consider. One is how to get the wiring to the strips.
Another is where to put the power supplies.

I can say it's very important to get a quality well sealed product.
 
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And don't forget the ability to access or service the lights in the future. Even though LED's tout a very long lifetime they are an electronic device made up of numerous little components that can fail.
 
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that can fail.
No if, they will fail, including the power supply!
 
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This is new shower so running wires and locating power suppli in an accessible area would be an issue. I was two niches I thought might be best to light up with led strips. I don't want to use glass block. Didn't know if it was acceptable to attach pvc trim or something at the top of each niche to hide the strip and get a nice glow effect, etc...
 
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If you are talking about illuminating soap or shampoo niches I think it would/could look DIY or amateurish trying to conceal LED strips with PVC trim. What is your surround? Prefabricated plastic or fiberglass surround, tile or stone?
 
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This is a tile shower. I have seen led light strip channels that are used for outdoors around decks. This must not be done to often in showers.
 
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LED lights can be done in showers but it generally must be built in during construction to prevent it from looking like a nasty add on. All lights will need power. You have to bury conduit in the walls to get the wires to the lights otherwise they will be on the surface in the shower and ugly. Lights for decks are also often installed during construction but most decks have easy access to the bottom side to run and hide wires and it's easy to drill through the wood to snake wires where they need to go.
 
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I hope this goes without saying, but any lighting in the shower must be UL listed and marked for "wet" locations. The circuits must have GFCI protection. Any type of switch or outlet must be located outside the footprint of the shower.
 
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