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    Default Light fixture above the bathtub

    Is there a specific code that prohibits installing a hanging light fixture above a bathtub? Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Default Re: Light fixture above the bathtub

    Article 410.4(D) is the part you need.

    Bathtub and Shower Areas. No parts of cord-connected luminaires, hanging fixtures, lighting track, pendants or ceiling suspended paddle fans shall be located within a zone measured 3' horizontally and 8' vertically from the top of the bathtub rim or shower stall threshold. This zone is all encompassing and includes the zone directly over the tub or shower stall.

    The fixture would also need to be at least damp rated. It does not matter in this case since the fixture is within the prohibited zone for that type of fixture.

    All answers based on unamended National Electrical codes.

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    Default Re: Light fixture above the bathtub

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Port View Post
    Article 410.4(D) is the part you need.

    Bathtub and Shower Areas. No parts of cord-connected luminaires, hanging fixtures, lighting track, pendants or ceiling suspended paddle fans shall be located within a zone measured 3' horizontally and 8' vertically from the top of the bathtub rim or shower stall threshold. This zone is all encompassing and includes the zone directly over the tub or shower stall.

    The fixture would also need to be at least damp rated. It does not matter in this case since the fixture is within the prohibited zone for that type of fixture.
    Looks like a 12' ceiling. Might be 8' above the tub?

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    Default Re: Light fixture above the bathtub

    That's what I needed. Thank you Jim!


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    Default Re: Light fixture above the bathtub

    Quote Originally Posted by Vern Heiler View Post
    Looks like a 12' ceiling. Might be 8' above the tub?
    Using the door height as 6'-8 I don't think this fixture meets the 8' distance above the tub.

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    Default Re: Light fixture above the bathtub

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Port View Post
    Using the door height as 6'-8 I don't think this fixture meets the 8' distance above the tub.
    Could be the angle of the dangle

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