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Put light in shower and bath fan outside shower? Or just put bath fan in shower?

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Put light in shower and bath fan outside shower? Or just put bath fan in shower?

I am adding a bathroom to my basement which includes a 60" wide shower. Bathroom is approx 10 x 6 (not including shower). Because it is in a basement, some of the joists near the shower have duct work so my options are limited in terms of where I can put a can light and bath fan/light.

Option 1: Put an LED can light in the shower centered 15" from the back wall (this is pretty close to the wall) and then have the fan/light 2 joists over (just outside the shower) centered 45" from the back wall. Will this look dumb since they are so close to each other?

Option 2: Ditch the LED can light and just put the fan/light centered 28" from the back wall

See below. Thoughts?

There is no window in the bathroom and the only other light source will be a light above the vanity. If I go with Option 2, should I add an LED can light in the middle of the room?

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Old 08-28-14, 09:26 PM
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Personally.... I'd go with option 1 but I'd make it just an exhaust fan (no light) and a light (can) in the center of the room.
 
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Would you still put the can light in the shower?
 
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Would you still put the can light in the shower?
yes. sometimes it is nice to see what you are doing.
 
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Old 08-29-14, 08:09 AM
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Sure... the light in the shower helps find the nooks and crannies.
 
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If the fan is over the footprint of the shower or tub it will need GFI protection. Lighting above the shower does not.
 
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I'm waiting for my 60" shower to arrive and wiring for 2 cans in the shower area. Maybe it is age and I'm (we) are just forgetting where everything is, but good lighting can't be too good. Mine will then include the combo light/fan a few feet outside the shower, centered on the room so about 3' out from the shower.

Curious, are you putting a header across the front of the shower or leaving the shower ceiling flush with the basement ceiling? Yours may not be a full 8' but my wife has insisted "no header".

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No header. I will have low ceilings (7 foot) - just barely enough to make code. So there wouldnt be any room to put a header even if I wanted to
 
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