Installing Electrical Lighting & Equipment in Bathrooms

Standard electrical wall fittings (such as wall sockets, flexible cord outlets and fused switches etc) are not IP rated so cannot be installed within zones 0, 1 or 2 (see zones below). No standard socket outlets are allowed within 3m of the outer limit of zone 1, and any socket fitted would be on a RCD protected circuit. Foster Electrical will guide you through and safely install your electrical needs in your bathroom or wet room. Call Foster Electrical today on either 01842 337801 or 07725 658924 to discuss your needs.

As well as IP numbers, items may be classed as...
Protective Extra-Low Voltage (PELV) - Item uses low voltage but it is connected to earth.
Separated Extra-Low Voltage (SELV) - Item uses a low voltage system but output is isolated from the input.


BATHROOM ZONES FOR INSTALLING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

CRITERIA FOR EACH ZONE IS BASED ON THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. ZONES RELATE TO IP RATING OF PRODUCTS & SAFE INSTALLATION.
Zone 0
The interior of the bath or shower that can hold water. Requires electrical products to be low voltage (max 12V) and rated IPX7.

Zone 1
The area directly above zone 0, limited to a height of 2.25m above the bath or shower. Requires electrical products to have an IPX4 or better. Products should use safety extra low voltage (SELV) with the transformer located in zone 3 or beyond.
Zone 2
The area beyond zones 0 and 1, stretching 0.6m horizontally and up to 2.25m vertically. Also includes the recessed area of a window with a sill next to the bath. Requires electrical products to have an IPX4 or better. SELV with the transformer located in zone 3 or beyond.

Zone 3
The area beyond zone 2, stretching 2.4m horizontally and up to 2.25m vertically. There is not a specified IP number for this zone, although some products are marked as not for bathroom use. SELV or shaver units are permitted, all other portable electrical equipment is not.

Bathroom lighting to Jacuzzi's
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