¬†Bathroom lighting regulations
Bathroom Zones Diagram.¬†The diagram below shows the zones into which a bathroom is split.
Zone 0¬†is inside the bath or shower itself and any fittings used here must be low voltage (max 12v) and be rated IPX7, which is total protection when immersed in water.
Zone 1¬†is above the bath to a height of 2.25m. A min of IPX4 is required here. Also if the light fitting is 240v, it must be protected by a 30ma RCD
Zone 2¬†is an area stretching to 0.6m outside the bath and above the bath if over 2.25m. An IP rating of at least IPX4 is required here.
Zone 3¬†is no longer defined and is just “Outside Zones”. Protection required is¬†¬†¬† IP20¬† for normal domestic use.
A wide range of bathroom light fittings are available in our¬†online shop. We have¬†traditional IP44 rated wall lights¬†from the same range as the conventional light fittings. This allows you to continue a theme from bedroom or dressing area through to your bathroom or bedroom ensuite.
Do you want to add something extra to your bathroom?
A good selection of¬†illuminated bathroom mirrors¬†can be found in our bathroom mirrors category. We have a range or¬†recessed showerproof downlighters.¬†Please note the use of R.C.D protection is generally required when installing lighting in a shower area or above a bath.
We have¬†flush fitting ceiling lights, IP44 spotlights,¬†illuminated bathroom mirrors¬†and¬†bathroom wall lights¬†in modern and traditional styles and a range of finishes including chrome, aluminium, satin nickel or gold.