Can Original BTC, Davey Lighting and Beadlight lights be used in a Bathroom?
This depends on what bathroom ‘zone’ you plan to install your light fitting. Bathrooms are divided into zones and depending on what zone you intend to install your light fitting in, determines what, if any ‘ingress protection’ level (IP rating) is required from the fitting.
Refer to the diagram below for guidance on the zoned areas.
In zone 1 and 2, light fittings should have a minimum level of IPX4 (splash proof). If they are likely to be cleaned using water jets (including direct contact from a shower or hose) they should have a minimum level of IPX5.
When it comes to sink basins, the area that is inside a 60cm radius from the water outlet eg taps is considered as zone 2. If you wish to install a light fitting outside the 60cm radius and the proposed location is 1.2m or more from a bath/shower, then the area is classed as ‘unzoned’ and therefore does not require a greater IP rating than IP20.
Any light fitting intended for bathroom use, must be installed by a qualified electrician and connected to a 30mA RCD final circuit. If in any doubt, it is recommended they are consulted over the suitability of a Light fitting for bathroom installation prior to ordering.