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Bathroom ceiling is 2380mm -> don't need an IP rated light?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by cjard, 21 Jul 2016.

  1. cjard

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    In all the diagrams I've seen, the zones finish at 2250 mm - does it mean any downlight is acceptable? (fire/acoustic suppression notwithstanding)
     
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    Electrically speaking - yes -

    but they should still be suitable for the environment, i.e. the steamy atmosphere and you may not want holes in a bathroom ceiling.
     
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    They will still require to be IP rated, but the rating will be related to the environmental conditions, rather than the zone!
    Building Regs Part C would be worth a look at, regarding resistance to moisture (Walls, Floors, Roofs)
     
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