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Which Lights Can I Put Where in My Bathroom?
Here at Bathroom Lights Direct our experience in the industry has seen us come across many customers who are confused by IP ratings and bathroom zones and therefore struggle to know which fittings to purchase for their bathroom. We hope that this guide on the most recent lighting regulations will allow you to make a confident and informed decision and, as always, our sales team are available during work hours to answer any queries.
To begin with, choosing bathroom lighting is not as simple and easy as picking out a fitting, ordering it and installing it. It is incredibly important when choosing fittings for your bathroom that safety is considered to ensure the correct fitting is purchased for the correct area in your bathroom.
Please also note that, as a health and safety precaution, we recommend that you always use the services of a qualified electrician to fit any electrics around your home to ensure that they are correctly installed and suitable for the area in which they are being installed.
In order to ensure that the fittings that you have purchased or intend to purchase are suitable for where you wish to install them, please see the above diagram for more a visual representation of the different bathroom zones.
These different zones are able to accommodate various light fittings that have certain IP ratings safely. Please see below for which IP rated fittings can be installed where.
It is ideal to decide where each light will be ﬁtted within your bathroom before purchasing to ensure that you have the correctly IP rated fitting for the zone in which it will be installed.
IP Ratings Explained
IP rating stands for "Ingress Protection" rating and these are used to show the level of protection a fitting has from liquids and solids that indicates the environment in which it is suitable for.
This rating is expressed by a 2 digit code with the first number indicating the level of protection against the ingress of solid objects that may cause issues with the fitting itself due to interference with the hazardous parts. The second number represents the degree of protection against the ingress of water into the fitting.
All of the fittings that we supply have been given an appropriate IP rating by their manufacturers and each zone within your bathroom requires a light to have a set minimum IP rating.
Below is a comprehensive explanation of what each number in an IP rating stands for in order for you to understand exactly where each fitting can be safely installed in your bathroom.
The first digit – protection from solid objects
- 0 – no protection from solid objects;
- 1 – protected against solid objects greater than 50mm (for example accidental touch by hands);
- 2 – protected against solid objects up to 12mm (for example fingers);
- 3 – protected against solid objects greater than 2.5mm (for example tools and wires);
- 4 – protected against solid objects greater than 1mm (e.g. small tools and wires);
- 5 – protected against dust, limited ingress (e.g. no harmful deposits including dust and debris);
- 6 – totally protected against dust.
The second digit – protection from liquids
- 0 – no protection from liquids;
- 1 – protection against vertically falling drops of water (e.g. condensation);
- 2 – protection against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from vertical;
- 3 – protection against direct sprays of water up to 60 degrees from vertical;
- 4 – protection against water sprayed from all directions – limited ingress permitted;
- 5 – protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions – limited ingress permitted;
- 6 – protected against high pressure jets of water (use on ship deck) – limited ingress permitted;
- 7 – protected against the effects of immersion between 15cm and 1m;
- 8 – protected against long periods of immersion under pressure.
Only areas outside of all of these zones are safe and suitable for light fittings with any rating.
Here at Bathroom Lights Direct we urge you to please understand that for health and safety reasons it is advised to follow these regulations to ensure the safety of your person and your home. We also politely ask you to further note that all electrical products must be fitted by a qualified electrician.
For more information on any of the points mentioned in this guide or if you wish to speak to a member of our sales team, please call our friendly and helpful sales team on 0114 383 0143 during work hours.