Bathroom Lights

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by tph1, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. tph1

    tph1 Member

    I realise there are zones that cover the type of light fitting you can use in a bathroom. Are standard pendent fittings a complete no-no in bathrooms, even in the less restricted zone ??
     
  2. Coloumb

    Coloumb Screwfix Select

    Off the top of my head I think it's not a goa to put a pendant fitting anywhere in a bathroom. No doubt some anorak will know for sure.

    I would have to ask, why do you want to do this? You can get a huge selection of tasteful fittings suitable for the kazee or just get a globe fitting off of SF for like a tenner or something.
     
  3. cato

    cato New Member

    the regs say
    if installed more then 0.6 metres from the edge of a shower basin or bath, no special fitting is required but the luminaire must be of a suitable desing for the conditions
     
  4. SHREWSBURY BISCUIT

    SHREWSBURY BISCUIT New Member

    in all my hours of experience ive neva seen a pendant in a bathroom,a definite no no ,but no doubt the regs men will prove me wrong later in the show!
     
  5. SHREWSBURY BISCUIT

    SHREWSBURY BISCUIT New Member

  6. cato

    cato New Member

    shrew i agree with you its a big no no but was just quoting the reg
     
  7. SHREWSBURY BISCUIT

    SHREWSBURY BISCUIT New Member

    jokin aside, i luv the regs men cato...
     
  8. cato

    cato New Member

    yeah i love them to they make everything so simple for us
     
  9. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    SB, you haven't been proved wrong.

    The quote in the regs said 'specifically designed for the conditions'.

    A pendant is NOT specifically designed for the conditions, so still a no-no. :)

    The regs can be clear.



    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  10. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent New Member

    As I look out of my back window (the kitchen), I can see a new bathroom, it has a pendant light fitting and I'm pretty certain sockets as well (it was a bedroom), and if if you could see the awful plumbing...:|
     
  11. Lokkars Daisy

    Lokkars Daisy New Member

    You must be joking OFCOURSE you can fit a pendant in a bathroom !
     
  12. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent New Member

    You must be joking OFCOURSE you can fit a pendant in a bathroom ! <


    Ok, Loks, apart from the afore mentioned, I've never seen one..explain..confused..
     
  13. sparkin!

    sparkin! New Member

    outside three sir?:)
     
  14. sparkin!

    sparkin! New Member

    SORRY IN THREE SIr?:)
     
  15. sparkin!

    sparkin! New Member

    damm ale!:)
     
  16. Lokkars Daisy

    Lokkars Daisy New Member

    Exactly Captain ,there you go extension,Zone 3, in general terms if the pendant is at least 600mm from edge of bath or shower then no probs
     
  17. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    No, surely.(don't call me shirley - I've heard it)


    A pendant isn't suitable because the design would allow steam build-up to run down the flex and into the holder, where the lectrics is. Even outside zones.



    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  18. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent New Member

    I've still NEVER seen one, visited 60 or more installations since April and the answer is still no..even in zone 3 I still would say no..

    And I started with the 14th edition..

    Although I've not been in many BIG bathrooms..
     
  19. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent New Member

    I'd never fit one full stop..
     
  20. fooman

    fooman New Member

    No, surely.(don't call me shirley - I've heard it)


    A pendant isn't suitable because the design would
    allow steam build-up to run down the flex and into
    the holder, where the lectrics is. Even outside
    zones.

    could never imagine steam build up on a flex :^O think your mind is working overtime.
     

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