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can i have a cree cr4 put right above the shower?

Posted by janesylvia (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 20, 13 at 22:13

My small bathroom's shower stall has a surrounding of three walls and one glass door. The light above the vanity does not reach there. During the day it's fine because I have a venting skylight. But at night, it's darker there.
Can I just have an ordinary CREE CR4 installed right above the shower stall? Is humidity a concern? Can I have ecosmart 4" LED there?

Thank you very much.


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RE: can i have a cree cr4 put right above the shower?

You need to install a fixture that is specifically designed for damp locations.

Here is a link that might be useful: Shower lighting


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RE: can i have a cree cr4 put right above the shower?

Thank you very much, kudzu9. I read your link and found I can have cree cr4 or ecosmart 4" recessed lights installed above shower since they are wet rated.


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RE: can i have a cree cr4 put right above the shower?

You're welcome. I wasn't familiar with those particular lights, but wanted to make sure you had the basic info to buy the right kind regardless of brand.


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RE: can i have a cree cr4 put right above the shower?

An LED light belongs where the hard edge shadows and color of the light on skin is tolerable and the light is on long enough to take advantage of the lower energy use. None of these conditions exists in a shower.


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RE: can i have a cree cr4 put right above the shower?

@Renovator8 - have you ever actually seen a Cree/Ecosmart LED? I ask, because I own some, and i sure don't recognize the defects you describe.


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RE: can i have a cree cr4 put right above the shower?

I put them above our showers. The package said they were wet rated and could be used for that purpose. They ar much brighter than the old 65 W bulbs. I think they are great!


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