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UNDERSTANDING BATHROOM LIGHTINGDUE TO THE PRESENCE OF WATER AND VAPOURS, BATHROOM LIGHTING REQUIRES A CERTAIN CERTIFICATION TO BE DEEMED SAFE FOR USE INGRESS PROTECTION RATING (IP RATING FOR SHORT) GIVES A LIGHT FITTING A RATING BASED ON TWO FACTORS THE RATING IS SHOWN AS THE LETTERS "IP" FOLLOWED BY 2 NUMBERS IP44 THE FIRST NUMBER REFERS TO THE RESISTANCE OF SOLIDS THE SECOND NUMBER REFERS TO THE RESISTANCE OF LIQUIDS WE WILL FOCUS ON THE LIQUID RATING AS THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT IN BATHROOMS BATHROOMS ARE DIVIDED INTO ZONES DEPENDENT ON THEIR PROXIMITY TO WATER SOURCES EACH ZONE HAS A MINIMUM IP LIQUID RATING REQUIREMENT ZONE 1 EXTENDS 2.25M ABOVE THE BATHTUB REQUIRES A MINIMUM IP LIQUID RATING OF 4 ZONE 2 EXTENDS 750MM ABOVE & 600MM EITHER SIDE OF ZONE 1 REQUIRES A MINIMUM IP LIQUID RATING OF 4 Outside zones ANY AREA THAT IS OUTSIDE OF ZONE 1 & ZONE 2 NO REQUIREMENT BUT WE ALWAYS RECCOMMEND IP44 IN BATHROOMS

 

 

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