wall lights in shower

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mtnelectrical

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im looking for luminaries that I could install in a shower, homeowner told me today she would put four shower heads in ceiling and there is no space for my regular recessed lights there so the only place left is the walls, Any previos experience would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 
The area within the shower would be considered a wet location. Any fixture that is listed for wet locations is suitable for that location.

Many will ask, is it required to be GFCi protected. The answer will be in the installation instructions. Most likely not though.
 

Cow

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four shower heads in ceiling and there is no space for my regular recessed lights there so the only place left is the walls
I instantly think mold/mildew damage when I picture water washing down the sides of a wall mount light eventually getting past the watertight seals and into the wall/stud cavity.

I've never bought a watertight light for a residential application so I can't speak from experience, it's just what popped in my head.:)
 

LarryFine

Master Electrician Electric Contractor Richmond VA
I instantly think mold/mildew damage when I picture water washing down the sides of a wall mount light eventually getting past the watertight seals and into the wall/stud cavity.

I've never bought a watertight light for a residential application so I can't speak from experience, it's just what popped in my head.:)
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