Guide to Bathroom Electrification
Wiring for UK & European Bathrooms
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.
Wiring for North American Bathrooms
We offer a range of electrification options including Dry and Damp UL listed, and our IP44 fitting (non-UL).
The Bathroom Guide on the product page states the UL options we offer as standard for the fixture. Other ratings may be possible with modifications.
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.
Rest of World wiring options
Please seek the advice of your installing electrician to ensure the correct specification for the location of the fixture and state this with your enquiry. Our sales team will advise you of the options available.
DOWNLOAD OUR IP44 FITTINGS PDF
Guide to Bathroom Finishes
We make each design to order in the finish of your choice. Some finishes may require a stove lacquer in environments with exposure to moisture to maintain their look. View our finishes here
Highly suitable for bathroom use all designs can be specified in any paint colour, from any paint supplier, or matched to a Pantone or RAL colour.