Can you put a recessed light in a shower?

Can you put a recessed light in a shower?

Bathroom recessed lighting offers a clean, modern look that blends into the architecture of the bath space. And, unlike regular wall or ceiling mounted light fixtures, recessed bath lights can be installed in shower stalls or over tub areas.

Do shower lights need to be GFCI protected?

A. Master electrician Sean Kenney responds: The short answer is yes. Although the NEC does not require either the switch or the light fixture to be GFCI-protected, most lighting fixtures designed for use in a shower stall require GFCI protection to meet UL requirements.

What kind of light do you put in a shower?

Recessed lighting in the shower is probably the most common way to add lighting to your shower. You just need to make sure the fixture in your shower is wet rated. Can I put recessed lighting over a tub? Recessed lighting can be added to the ceiling over the tub.

What kind of light can I put in a shower?

What kind of light goes in a shower?

Find a Compatible Light Bulb: MR16 or PAR20 halogen lamps are common for shower recessed lighting, but newer LED recessed retrofits on the market enable you to incorporate energy-efficient LED lighting into your bathroom.

Do you need a special light bulb for a shower?

Of course, a light bulb that is compatible with the bathroom and light fixture is critical for a shower light. Traditionally, halogen lamps have been used, but more and more people are opting for LED models for a far more energy efficient lighting system.

What is the Best Lighting for the shower?

Type of shower light fixture

  • Existing shower vs new construction
  • Shower Light Color Temperature
  • Cost of shower lights
  • Can light trim rings?

    The fixture’s trim consists of a decorative ring that surrounds the opening of the fixture and any other trim pieces that modify the fixture’s aperture to control the amount and direction of the light emitted. A fixture with open trim provides general lighting, and a baffle trim has a grooved aperture that cuts down on glare.

    What is a shower fixture?

    Water shower: The common household shower used daily.

  • Electric shower: Akin to the water shower but operates from ‘on-demand’ water heating system.
  • Air shower: Operates by pressurized air stream that blows off excess dirt and dust and is used in a ‘clean room’ environment.