In showers and en-suite areas high ingress protection is required due to water presence. Vandal resistance is also needed as less supervision occurs in these areas.
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Specific Lighting Requirements
Lighting should be sufficient to aid safe access and promote feelings of cleanliness whilst also enabling easy cleaning. Moisture is likely to be ever-present, so luminaires with high IP ratings are a must. In addition, the lighting should help highlight any potential slip hazards.
To prevent heavy shadowing, each cubicle should have a proportion of direct light. If not a individual luminaire per cubicle will be required. Luminaires that are particularly robust, easy to clean and with long service lives will help minimise any down time for maintenance.
Shower lighting must adhere to IEE Wiring Regulations, BS 7671: 2018, ‘zones’ that are deemed to be at risk from water ingress and indicates what type of electrical appliance can be installed. Luminaires above a shower must be at least IPX4. However, we recommend a light fitting to be IP65 or IP66 rated.
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