Bathroom Zone Guide
The zones indicated on the drawing below give you a guide to what resistance to water your fitting should have if fitted in any of these areas. Lighting is given a rating called an IP rating, which indicates its resistant to water. The higher the rating the more water resistant the fitting.
Zone 0 - IP68 (submersible)
Inside a bathing area of a bath. Lights are sometimes used to illuminate whirlpool baths and spas.
All fittings should be 12 volt and there should be a safety source such as a cut-out switch which should be fitted outside these zones.
Zone 1 - IP65 (jetproof) down to IP 44 (splashproof)
Where there is no shower head or rail over the bath IP 44 (splashproof) should be safe enough, although a fitting should never be touched with wet hands. Inside a shower or bath where there is a shower head or demountable shower handset fittings should be IP 65 (jetproof) or more.
Zone 2 - IP44 (splashproof)
If there is no danger of a direct jetspray being accidently applied to the fitting, IP 44 (splashproof) or greater is required in this area.
NOTE: in areas of high humidity, such as saunas and steam rooms, be safe and stick to at least IP 68 rated fittings.
THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS INTENDED AS A SIMPLE GUIDE ONLY. BLT Direct takes no responsibility for incorrectly installed luminaires.
ANY FINAL DECISIONS ABOUT INSTALLATION SHOULD BE TAKEN BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.