For make up application and shaving it s best to have a bright light but if relaxing for a soak in the tub you ll want to be sure you can dim the lights. How to fit a bathroom extractor fan using light switch.
If installed more than 0 6 m from the edge of a shower basin or bath outside the zones no special fitting is required but the luminaire must be of a suitable design for the conditions.
Bathroom lighting zones 18th edition. Zone 0 for a bathroom is the area inside the bath. Any fitting used in this zone must be low voltage max 12v and be rated at least ip67 which is total immersion proof. Wall lights look better if they are hard wired into the wall with tiles laid over the top.
If there is no shower basin zone 0 is 10cm high from the finished floor level and extends to 1 2m around the fixed shower head. According to the iet 18th edition wiring regulations section 701 it is necessary to install ventilation products that meet a minimum of ipx4 in zones 1 and 2 of a bathroom. My question is can anyone point out to me where in the 18th edition regs it says you cannot install 230v extractor fans in zone one of a bathroom.
Shown green in the diagram. Lighting in the bathroom is important. The reason i m asking is i recently had an electrician in to do an electrical safety certificate as i m selling my house.
Why do bathroom lights have an ip rating. Bathroom zones bs7671 wiring regulations john ward. Zone 1 is the area directly above the bathtub to a height of 2 25m above floor level yellow in the diagram.
Zone 1 for a bathroom is the same width as zone 0 the width of the bath extending to 2 25m. Under the 18th edition bs 7671 will this gas pipe be an extraneous conductive. A switch should be at least 0 6 m from the edge of the bath or shower outside the zones and must be suitable for the location.
Plate switches are 230 v lighting switches plate switches permitted in a room containing a bath or shower. This means that you can install a 230 v light fitting above a shower or bath as long as they have a rating of at least ipx4 i e. Zone 2 extends horizontally 60cm from the edge of zone 1 shown pink in the diagram.
The boundary of zone 1. Bathroom lighting lighting needs to be functional but can also be adaptable for mood setting. Note this is measured from the floor level not the interior of the bath.
This means that when installed correctly the product should prevent ingress of water and remain safe for use without the potential to cause harm to the end user i e. Regulations are very strict as to which lights you are able to use in a bathroom and to complicate matters bathrooms have different zones which determine what type of light you may use within that zone. Zone 0 for a shower room is the area inside the shower basin.
Yes a plate switch is allowed outside the zones of a bathroom. Zone 0 is the area inside the bathtub. Enclosed and water protected.
One of the faults he flagged up was a 230v fan in zone 1 with no rcd protection. Zone 0 is inside the bath or shower itself. When thinking about lighting for your bathroom it is important to think about the below bathroom zones to ensure the lighting you want can be installed in your desired location.