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Thread: Light fixture above the shower

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    Lightbulb Light fixture above the shower

    Well after installed the motion activated light control. It won't detect the motion when we're in the shower because we have the sliding shower doors If we need the light to be on we have to open and close the door. I plan to install a light above the ceiling in the bath tub. But wonder what kind of fixture is acceptabled. If you would, show me some photos would help a lot.

    Thanks so much guys

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    Plumber jimbo's Avatar
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    A fixture over the shower has to be wet location listed. Basically, it will have a gasketed lens cover. Halo, and other, make such fixtures.

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    Ha ha. I have had that experience with motion sensors as well.

    You have two options there. Replace with an ordinary switch, or extend the "on" time (they are adjustable).

    Alternatively, my work has some nifty motion sensors for office lighting. They are ceiling mounted and very sensitive to the smallest movement. I wonder if a commercial solution could be found?
    Last edited by Ian Gills; 09-23-2008 at 01:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    A fixture over the shower has to be wet location listed. Basically, it will have a gasketed lens cover. Halo, and other, make such fixtures.

    Actually, it only has to be rated for a damp location unless subject to shower spray.

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    As an electrician we use the Lithonia L3 cans and the Bathroom trim (I can not recall the name) as the previous person said, it should be rated for a damp location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    .... or extend the "on" time (they are adjustable).
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    Yup- sometimes you have to unscrew the cover to do it.

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