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Old 04-03-2008, 08:09 PM   #1
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Light in a shower?


What special things does a person need for a light in a shower?

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Old 04-03-2008, 10:21 PM   #2
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A UL listed fan/light combo that connected to a GFI protected circuit or a recessed light with an approved gasketed shower trim.

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Old 04-03-2008, 10:44 PM   #3
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A UL listed fan/light combo that connected to a GFI protected circuit or a recessed light with an approved gasketed shower trim.

Nope. All you need is a damp location fixture, or a wet location fixture if subject to shower spray, no gfi protection required UNLESS the manufacture requires it.
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Old 04-04-2008, 12:53 AM   #4
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Yepp yepp. Ill buy that for a dollar. One would think that a gfic WOULD be required, but then if you think what a gfci actually does. World of electricity how do you guys cope!!
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GFCIs are meant to protect people during the course of improper USE of electrically operated devices. Even if a shower light fixture was leaking over 5 ma of current, you wouldn't want it to trip and plunge you into darkness for your "safety." The leakage isn't likely to be through a person.
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GFCIs are meant to protect people during the course of improper USE of electrically operated devices. Even if a shower light fixture was leaking over 5 ma of current, you wouldn't want it to trip and plunge you into darkness for your "safety." The leakage isn't likely to be through a person.
That makes no sense...
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That makes no sense...
I think he's saying that you don't typically "operate" a light/fan.

You do operate (and have potential to do stupid things with) things like hairdryers, small appliances, etc.

You wouldn't necessarily want your bathroom light to flip off because of some issue; chances are that the issue was not misuse of the shower light, and you probably wouldn't be in contact with the light, etc.
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I have a question about the light fixture that I have chosen to put into the ceiling of the shower. It is made by Halo and it is the 172PS model. It is wet rated. No instructions came with it and I am not for sure how it goes in. It looks like it has a place for the clips that are in the upper part of the housing and two spring loaded clamps that looks like you squeeze together and insert and the tension keeps it up. I am not sure. Does anyone know the proper procedure? I hate to sound so stupid but I have never used one of these before.
Do I remove the ceramic light socket from the housing parts that are holding it and remove the adjustable holder that comes with the housing? Then do I slide the spring loads up into the light housing? Anyones help would be greatly appreciated.
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The Halo 172ps is only the trim part. What housing are you using?

http://www.lighting-fixtures-ceiling.../more_info.asp
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You need a Halo H7 series can installed to use that trim.
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I have that. I was talking about the trim.
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I figured it out.

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