Downlights in bathroom

19 Aug 2011
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United Kingdom
I am about to wire 4 downlights in our bathroom, including one light over the shower (Zone 2). The surrounds (from B&Q) are all IP65 which is suitable but when I opened the blister packs with the LED bulb and connector kit, they are all IP20, though oddly you can't tell what they were until the packs are opened.
My question is, does it matter that the bulb etc is IP20 over the shower, or is it considered to be protected from condensation behind the glass of the IP65 surround?
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The lamp itself may well be IP20. It is the fitting itself that matters, if it is IP65 then it is OK.
Can you provide a link to the product from the the B&Q (DIY.COM) web site.
So these are new lights and not replacements then?
Any electrical equipment newly installed in the zones of the bathroom, require building controls notification, this notification if you are not a member of a domestic scheme provider or not employing one, should be applied for prior to work starting!
Also there is a requirement to protect electrical equipment in bathrooms with RCDs.
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Thanks for your advice PrenticeBoy, I am aware of the requirements. Sorry Taylortwocities, I can't find the lamp on B&Q (DIY.COM) but thanks for your advice too.

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