Light's in bathroom - Genuine Honest Advice


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Old 03-18-15, 03:32 AM
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Light's in bathroom - Genuine Honest Advice

I've bought these lights for a bathroom development:

Pimlico Glass Wall Lamp - Wall Mounted Indoor Light Fitting

The electrician has said that they're not bathroom compliant, and won't put his name to installing them. But has said we can install them ourselves at our own risk.

I'm looking for some honest advice. Would we be nuts to proceed with them? It's a decent sized bathroom, so shouldn't get too steamy.

Health and safety's one thing, but a bit of practical advice greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-18-15, 05:33 AM
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You did not fill in your location information but when you say "bathroom compliant" and "health and safety" it makes me think you're in the UK. If that is the case I think the UK does require certain IP levels for bathroom light fixtures. It's not even as simple as saying for the bath but also where it is located in the bath as areas near a shower or tub require a higher IP rating.
 
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Old 03-18-15, 07:29 AM
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Yes, we're UK based.

It's not compliant to standards, the electrician's told us that. But I really wanted to know what the actual risks were, with if it's just Health and Safety being over the top, or if installing them would be a genuinely bad idea.
 
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The UK apparently does enforce IP standards for bathroom fixtures. I would be the first to believe that Health & Safety can go overboard. But, in your case that's the code/law to which you must comply and I will not suggest that you break your electrical codes or laws. Here in the United States your fixture would probably be permitted depending on it's location. If it's mounted above a vanity or on a wall not right over the tub or shower then I don't think anyone would second guess it.
 
 

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