IP44 rated bathroom wall lights or above should always be used when installing lighting in a bathroom. Using these specially designed lights will ensure you and your home are kept safe. They stop any ingress of water, steam, dust and other dangers. And the higher the number, the safer they are.
It is also important to be aware of the zones in a bathroom when installing wall lights there. They are put in place for safety reasons, and should never be ignored. But what are they? There are four different zones within a bathroom. The first is zone 0. This is the area within the shower tray or the bath itself. If lighting is to be fitted in this area, the fitting must have a very low voltage supply (a maximum of 12 volts). It should also be rated IPx7, which means it can be completely immersed in water without incident. Next is zone 1. This is the area above the shower or bath, up to 2.25m from the floor. Fittings used here, including bathroom wall lights, must be spray-proof as it is likely that they will get wet in this way. Zone 2 is next. This is the area that extends to 0.6m outside the perimeter of the bath or shower tray. Again, the maximum limit 2.25m above the floor. Although it is not specified, it is always good practice to use light fittings for zone 2 around a sink or basin as well. Finally, there is zone 3. This is the area beyond zones 0, 1, and 2 which is unlikely to be subject to any spray.
IP44 rated bathroom wall lights can be found at The Wall Lighting Company Ltd, along with many other types of lighting. We are specialists in this area, and you can find out more about us – and lights of all types – at https://www.thewalllightingcompany.co.uk. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01580 712805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wall Lighting Company Ltd
A: Hazelden Farm Marden Road
Cranbrook Kent TN17 2LP
T: 01580 712805