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Can you put a light in shower?

While it may be tempting to place a decorative fixture above a shower, it's not simply a matter of just picking out any ceiling light you like. A ceiling light that goes directly over a shower must be rated for damp or moist areas, and certain types of ceiling light are generally not suited for over-shower placement.

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Accordingly, what kind of can light for shower?

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

Subsequently, question is, is there a special light bulb for showers? It goes without saying that showers are wet locations. Of course, a light bulb that is compatible with the bathroom and light fixture is critical for a shower light. Traditionally, halogen lamps have been used, but more and more people are opting for LED models for a far more energy efficient lighting system.

Likewise, people ask, do shower lights 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.

Is a shower a damp or wet location?

Wet Location. Outdoor areas that are exposed to the elements are considered wet locations. Indoor locations like showers are also considered wet locations. If an area can have water splash or flow with direct contact to a light fixture, then it is considered a wet location.

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