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IP44 rated explained.

It is important to understand the rating by which bathroom lights are classified. IP rating stands for 'Ingress Protection' and is always followed by 2 characters.

These 2 numbers refer to the level of protection (from water, steam, dust) and it is important that you choose fittings with the correct rating according to where they are to be sited within the bathroom.

The higher the IP rating the more protected the light is. All the products on IP44-lights.co.uk are IP44 rated or higher (higher level of protection). IP44 is the most common IP rating used in bathroom lighting.

Where can I install my IP44 bathroom Light?

All the products featured on this website are at least IP44 rated or higher. This means that they can all be installed in the same location within a bathroom, making it easier for you to choose a bathroom light. An IP44 light can be installed anywhere within bathroom zones 1, 2, or 3. Zone 1 is the area above the bath to a height of 2.25m (7' 4") from the floor. If the light is 240V then a 30ma residual current device (RCD) must also be used to protect the circuit in this zone.

Zone 2 is an area stretching 0.6m (1' 11") outside the perimeter of the bath and to a height of 2.25m (7' 4") from the floor. In addition, it is good practice to consider the area around a wash basin, within a 60cm (1' 11") radius of any tap to be considered as zone 2.

Zone 3 is anywhere outside Zones 0, 1, and 2 and where no water jet is likely to be used. If there is a likelihood of water jets being used for cleaning purposes in zones 1, 2 and 3 a fitting rated a minimum of IP65 must be used.

Where MUST I NOT install my IP44 bathroom Light?

You cannot fit an IP44 light inside the bath or shower itself. Any fitting used in this zone (Zone 0) must be low voltage (maximum 12V) and be rated at least IP67 which is total immersion proof!

 

 

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