Special outlets are needed for bathroom vanity lighting, as well as near the tub or shower. Water and electricity are a lethal combination. It is very important to install the correct outlets for safety. Any outlet installed within 6-feet of a sink, tub, or shower will required ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI).These outlets protect you from electric shock in the event that water comes in contact with the outlet or an appliance, such as a hairdryer or electric razor. Check with your local codes office for the exact distance required for your area.