When it comes to bathroom lighting
you always need to be careful to get
the right lighting as the steam and
dampness can cause electrical dangers.
The 17th edition IEE wiring regulations
state that there are 4 danger zones
in a bathroom 0, 1, 2 and 3. The lighting
you choose should always be suitable
for the zones which they are in. To
be safe you should always read the
instructions that come with the lighting
you buy and make sure you have measured
the dimensions of the room out accurately.
The regulations state that a light
in the 2nd zone must be splash proof
and must have a minimum rating of
Zone 1 – The light fitting in
this zone must be up to standards
for the conditions of the zone and
must be RCD protected by a 30mA.
A ceiling mounted switch needs to
be in zone 3 but its permitted to
dangle down into other zones if it’s
a pull cord.
If you're desires are of the high
end designer finishes like the bathroom
shown to the left then you could look
at LED lighting, Jacuzzi jets, built
in TV, LED floor lighting, heated
towel rack and ceiling speakers.
All the lighting in this bathroom
is motion activated so when you walk
in the lights automatically turn on
and go off on a timer.
When it comes to electrical item
e.g. bathroom TV/IPOD doc or bathroom
lights they comply with the 17th edition
IEE wiring regulations and they are
designed for the bathroom zone.
This bathroom was professionally
designed and installed by Online
Electrical Services LTD.