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#1 Trw144

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 08:20 PM

If I'm using low voltage (24v) recessed lights in my bathroom, do they still need to have the necessary IP rating?

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 08:36 PM

Halogen or LED?
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Posted 14 March 2016 - 09:06 PM

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 09:20 PM

Then you should have no issues.
If it was halogen then it would still run at around 200o C and therefore would need the second ( IP ) layer of separation glass to prevent the scalding hot bulb from exploding if splashing water were to get to it ;).

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 09:24 PM

Correct answer - they only do an IP20 rated light and I wanted to keep them all the same to make life easier

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 07:18 AM

:D
I hate it when sparks use two different fittings in the same bathrooms. And I hate, even more, those scabby mains IP rated fittings where the bulb is so high up its got snow on it.

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Edit: and all the dust and insects that accumulate on said extra bit of glass. Ugh.

Edited by Nickfromwales, 15 March 2016 - 07:19 AM.