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Old 02-12-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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We are expanding our bathroom and putting in a shower. But I'm thinking it will not have enough lighting in it. I have seen showers with lights in them. Is this a special light fixture since it will be in the shower stall? What problems will I run into being so close to water? Does something special have to be done with the wiring? Thanks for any help.

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If recessed - only kind I would install it needs to be rated for a wet location I think (maybe just damp ?)

I have one going in my new shower & it will be sealed with a solid glass trim & gasket
GFCI is a good idea, but not required unless by mfg

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Put two of these in my home a few years back. Recessed can for damp location, with tempered clear glass cover for damp location. As recommended by two licensed friends and my electrical supply house buddy. Each bath wired as normal lighting circuit(s), BUT a separate 20 amp circuit with dedicated GFCI breaker feeding the two. I love this/these lights. I'm washing parts I didn't know I had until I put in adequate lighting. David
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Put two of these in my home a few years back. Recessed can for damp location, with tempered clear glass cover for damp location. As recommended by two licensed friends and my electrical supply house buddy. Each bath wired as normal lighting circuit(s), BUT a separate 20 amp circuit with dedicated GFCI breaker feeding the two. I love this/these lights. I'm washing parts I didn't know I had until I put in adequate lighting. David
A separate breaker for the one light?
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No separate circuit or breaker required. Check with the manufacturer of the light to determine if you need GFCI protection, however.
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