Can recessed lights be used in shower?

Can recessed lights be used in shower?

Recessed lights are not ideal for task lighting around the vanity but can be used in showers or over a tub. Since the light is cast down from the ceiling it can create unwanted shadows when used over a vanity.

What kind of light fixture goes in a shower?

MR16 or PAR20 halogen lamps are common for shower recessed lighting, but newer LED recessed retrofits on the market enable you to incorporate energy-efficient LED lighting into your bathroom.

Do you need a special light fixture for shower?

In short, unless you’re wiring fixtures in close proximity to your shower, you can use dry-rated lights for most bathroom locations.

What kind of bulb do you use in a recessed shower light?

R-, BR-, PAR-, and MR-type bulbs are all common types of reflectors, with MR16 and PAR20 halogens being the most popular choices for recessed shower lights.

Can you put LED lights in the shower?

LED lights have drastically increased the lighting options available for wet environments like bathrooms and showers.

What size recessed light in shower?

What size recessed lights for a bathroom? For smaller bathrooms, it is recommended to go with a 3-inch or 4-inch light. One 3-inch might not be enough to light the whole room, especially behind a shower curtain, so consider adding a 4-inch or another 3-inch over the shower area.

Can you put LED lights in shower?

What size recessed light goes in a shower?

Most average size showers will use 1 or 2 6” or 6.5” ultra-thin recessed lights.

Are LED lights safe in shower?

It will fit, BUT LED bulbs can only go into the proper type of fixture, rated for water. It is not recommended to put them into the typical closed shower fixture unless the fixture is rated for LED.

Does a shower light need to be GFCI protected?

A. Master electrician Sean Kenney responds: The short answer is yes. Although the NEC does not require either the switch or the light fixture to be GFCI-protected, most lighting fixtures designed for use in a shower stall require GFCI protection to meet UL requirements.