Guide to Bathroom Electrification
Bathrooms in the UK and Europe are divided into IP zones. See diagram here
What is IP?
IP stands for Ingress Protection and is followed by two numbers. The first numeral following IP denotes the degree of protection against the intrusion of solid objects and the second numeral denotes the degree of protection against water in electrical enclosures.
IP44 is a technical definition of ‘waterproof':
An IP44 rating denotes that the electrical enclosure is protected against solid foreign objects greater than 1mm and splashing water. Water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect.
A Design Solution
What is UL?
Widely adopted as standard in North America, UL stands for Underwriters Laboratories Inc an independent product safety testing and certification organization.
Specific to lighting, UL requires a luminaire to be marked for a dry, damp, or wet location.
Further information can be found on www.ul.com.
The Bathroom Guide on the product page will state the UL options we offer as standard for the fixture. Other ratings may be possible with modifications.
We always suggest seeking the advice of your installing electrician to ensure the suitability of the fixture.
Guide to Bathroom Finishes
You can view our range of finishes under the personalisation tab, or on the product page under ‘Finishes At a glance’.
Highly suitable for outdoor use all designs can be specified in any paint colour, from any paint supplier, or matched to a Pantone or RAL colour.