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Height of mirror light?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Draughtsman, 10 Jul 2021.

  1. Draughtsman

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    What height would you generally have the 1.5mm tail sticking out of the plaster? What length tail should be ok?

    What are the considerations..

    Thank you,

    Dain
     
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    I’d put it at 6 ft 6 inches. )for a shaver light)

    but I’m no professional
     
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    I'd put it just above the mirror, so there need be no flex visible. but I would have a recessed box in the wall, not a naked cable poking out.

    otherwise you could sink a flex outlet in the wall where it will be hidden by the unit.

    Is it being fed from the lighting circuit? If it is coming down from the ceiling you can put an isolator at the junction of wall and ceiling, permitting safe maintenance and relamping.
     
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    It's going here, washing machine below & electric towel rail to the left..
     

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    If it is a MIRROR light, ie a big mirror that lights up, the cable can be in the middle of the unit roughly, so lots of lee-way.

    If it is a SHAVER light, ie a narrow long strip light, the cable should be between 6 and 6.5 feet up from the floor.

    Show us what product you are getting.
     
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    I think building regulations give minimum and maximum heights for items which need touching and items which need to be viewed, seem to remember this varies depending on if domestic or not, and the building inspector can allow different heights if good reason, one consideration is some one standing can bend down, some one in a wheel chair can't jump up.

    But there are times when you don't want all to reach, so switches are some times put at ceiling height out of the way of children.

    It seems an off mix with a lit mirror, towel rail, and washing machine. If room classed as a bathroom, then even more rules, but there are official guides to building regulations depending where you live, I think Monmouth is Wales, so a bathroom would be a special location, so I would run it past the building inspector.
     
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    I do often get the impression that wheelchair users end up getting preferential treatment over people with other kinds of problem/disability because their disability is so visible and their advocacy groups so strong. There are lots of people who can walk but find bending down very difficult.
     
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    It's for a shaver light, over the mirror.
     
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