Will these lights work?

ceezeeczJuly 19, 2013

I'm putting in sconces next to the mirrored medicine cabinets - 3 in total. But in the ceiling I'm looking to also have some unknown number of can lights. Do you think the standard white 6" recessed lights will look okay? No light n the shower, it's so open.

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ikea_gw

I'd go with 4 inch recessed lights and actually you may still want a single recessed light in the shower. It helps to see especially when cleaning.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 3:15PM
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kas4

I second the suggestion to put a light in your shower. We have a shower with glass on 2 sides and still use the light every day when showering and especially when cleaning. I think yours would be too dark without a light over it, IMHO.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 3:30PM
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ceezeecz

Thanks for the help. I'll go with the 4" and totally revisit getting a light in the shower. I'm sure it would make the bathroom seem larger too.

Do the 4" take a special bulb?

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 5:19PM
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enduring

I don't think the 4" take any special bulb but I don't actually have any canned lights. When I was considering them, it seemed it was just the size of the can was the difference.

Are you going to have a fan in the shower? You could put a combo fan/light in there. I have a fan/light that I plan to use that is rated for wet locations.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 7:37PM
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ceezeecz

I already have a fan in the bathroom which is oversized for the area so I'm to keep it. It's not in the shower and on a separate switch right now,

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 10:12PM
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Olychick

I have a light on my fan in shower, but you'd have to have a recessed light rated for wet areas.

Here is a link that might be useful: Light requirement info

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 11:22AM
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