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Bathroom lighting

I am getting quite confused about what sort of lighting I can have in my bathroom.
We have just moved our bathroom upstairs into an old bedroom so currently we have a normal light in the room. We have 10ft high ceilings and the room is quite big 2.5m by 2.3m. What sort of lighting can I have in this room, I really don't want a ugly flush ceiling fitting. Can I get an ordinary easy fitting shade? Or another light fitting, seeing as the ceiling is so high so will not get wet? The current light is in the centre of the room away from the shower etc.
Any answers would be much appreciated.
Thank you

2 Answers from MyBuilder Electricians

Anything above 3m from finished floor level doesn't require an IP rating but this would need to be measured from the lowest point of the light fitting, I would recommend putting in some LED down lights if you have to change lights.


Answered 15th Apr 2015

You will still need an IP rated fitting as the lighting is in a bathroom. It's not as much of it getting wet but the condensation.
I would recommend paying a visit to your local electrical/lighting wholesaler, there's some really nice bathroom fittings out there.


Answered 1st Sep 2016

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