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Old 03-30-2011, 10:51 PM   #1
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Help; Suggestions for recessed shower light


1954 ranch house with a typical small bathroom. Everything has been received
to replace everything in the gutted to the studs room.
Thoughts on in the attic recessed shower light.
My concerns are;

Incandescent bulbs are being discontinued.
Most fixtures I've reviewed are limited to 14w,26w,35w. with LEDs
What is that equivalent to in Incandescent terms? Is it enough light above
the tub with a 7' 6" ceiling? The tub and shower is 60" X 30" X 14" (small).
All our trim is brushed nickel so I think I'd want the same trim on the light also.
Florescent lights are not for use in high humidity or near water even though
I have a 120 cubic foot per minute exhaust fan..... right?
What type of glass is required? What glass do you recommend?

Phew... I need help plz

Thank you all,

Pieter

PS, I just answered one of my questions.

http://eartheasy.com/live_led_bulbs_comparison.html#a

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Old 03-31-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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1954 ranch house with a typical small bathroom. Everything has been received
to replace everything in the gutted to the studs room.
Thoughts on in the attic recessed shower light.
My concerns are;

Incandescent bulbs are being discontinued.
Most fixtures I've reviewed are limited to 14w,26w,35w. with LEDs
What is that equivalent to in Incandescent terms? Is it enough light above
the tub with a 7' 6" ceiling? The tub and shower is 60" X 30" X 14" (small).
All our trim is brushed nickel so I think I'd want the same trim on the light also.
Florescent lights are not for use in high humidity or near water even though
I have a 120 cubic foot per minute exhaust fan..... right?
What type of glass is required? What glass do you recommend?

Phew... I need help plz

Thank you all,

Pieter

PS, I just answered one of my questions.

http://eartheasy.com/live_led_bulbs_comparison.html#a
I'm also currently remodeling my 1950s bathroom, same ceiling height and tub dimensions. I used 2 Halo 4" lights, combined with the Halo 951 shower trim with satin nickel finish. The trim is expensive though; about $38 just for the trim, and the housings are $20 at home depot. You may prefer something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Eurofase-TH-P0..._ob_hi_title_3

Just keep in mind that the frosted glass will kill some of the light output.

Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about the whole LED thing. I'm using 35 watt PAR20 lamps in my shower lights, which yes, are incandescent, however they allow me to easily dim them. Also, think about how long it will take to get your payback on an LED light, considering that the shower light isn't on much during the day. Also, keep in mind that PAR lamps are not being discontinued (unless you're in Cali...I know they have tougher regulations there).

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