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Old 07-03-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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In other areas of the house I mostly used HALO H7T, where a smaller lights are preferred like hallways I use H99T.

However I can't seem to find a good one for the bathroom, a recessed light that is rated for wet locations.

I got a few 5 inch HALOs, and have the 5050PS trim, but I wasn't happy with them because I don't like the protruding shield, and most of the shower lights with glass shields are very dim once you add the shields.



I then ran into the Lithonia recessed lights, they have one that seem to have the look and function I wanted. Here is their catalog. Go to page 4.

http://www.lithonia.com/documents/mi...atalog_web.pdf

The WET-LITE series. "Wet-Lite™ The industry’s first no-lens trims are
UL Listed for wet locations. These trims provide 40 times more light than the standard wet location listed lensed trims. The Wet-Lite is ideal for applications that require higher light levels, whether in private residence, assisted-living facilities or nursing homes. Shipped with lamp included."

You install the standard 4" housing, then you use this special WET-LITE trim, there is no glass shields like the others, the lamp is the glass shield and it seems to take up the whole space around the trim.



This solves the problem of bathroom recessed lights being always dimmed, or does it?

The only problem is, my local home depot no longer carry them. Online order of these items are 30% higher than what HD used to price them at plus now we add in a substantial shipping charge. So now I am weighing my options. Anyone knows if there are other brands with a similar clean look and design where they don't block out 80% of the light with a frosted glass shield?

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The big boxes are not the only places to purchase fixtures. Call an electrical supply house. Many websites will help you find places that carry their products.

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Jim, I found online sources, just they are much higher than Home Depot used to sell them. I think when I got those HD was selling it for 14.95 or may be 19.95, online they are $30 + shipping. I need 10 so I am shopping around for prices.
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Why do you need a wet location trim?
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Jim, I found online sources, just they are much higher than Home Depot used to sell them. I think when I got those HD was selling it for 14.95 or may be 19.95, online they are $30 + shipping. I need 10 so I am shopping around for prices.
Have you used the distributor lookup function on Lithonia's site to find the distributors in your area?
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If you are mounting these in the eves of your house, they do not need to be wet rated.
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If you are mounting these in the eves of your house, they do not need to be wet rated.
Im pretty sure he wants one for the bathroom.

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However I can't seem to find a good one for the bathroom, a recessed light that is rated for wet locations.


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Cans aren't rated for dry/damp/wet locations...the trims are. That being said, the only place you need a damp/wet location trim is over a tub/shower.
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Cans aren't rated for dry/damp/wet locations...the trims are. That being said, the only place you need a damp/wet location trim is over a tub/shower.
IMO, its pretty rare to even require a wet location trim over the shower.... Only once have i seen a trim subject to shower spray.
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Why do you need a wet location trim?
It's for the bathrooms. I have recessed lights in the bathrooms before where they were not wet location rated and it made a big difference. Most noticibly was the part that the light bulbs screw on to (I am not sure what you call it) become rusted easily with all the shower steam and yes I have exhaust fans too.

Several times when I had to change bulbs as soon as I unscrew only the glass portion of the bulb came down the rest of it fused together with the housing and after I used a tweezer to tease it out I noticed the guts were rusted.

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It's for the bathrooms.
I know, i was pointing out the fact, that in some cases, they are not required over tubs and showers to be wet location required.
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It's for the bathrooms. I have recessed lights in the bathrooms before where they were not wet location rated and it made a big difference. Most noticibly was the part that the light bulbs screw on to (I am not sure what you call it) become rusted easily with all the shower steam and yes I have exhaust fans too.

Several times when I had to change bulbs as soon as I unscrew only the glass portion of the bulb came down the rest of it fused together with the housing and after I used a tweezer to tease it out I noticed the guts were rusted.
If your bathroom has that much humidity, you have other issues to contend with.
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If your bathroom has that much humidity, you have other issues to contend with.
I live in Miami the humidity capitol of the world it's 98% humidity WITHOUT the shower on!
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Have you used the distributor lookup function on Lithonia's site to find the distributors in your area?
Yes. Their web site does not help.

http://www.lithonia.com/

I drilled into the "Resources" and "Distributors" tabs and they lead to some secure log in screens. I think they are designed for distributors to get information, not for consumers to find distributors - or in my case retailers.
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I live in Miami the humidity capitol of the world it's 98% humidity WITHOUT the shower on!
Lol, install a dehumidifier.

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