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An electrician showed me these shower trims for can lights.

http://progresslighting.com/products.aspx?product=P8072WL-28

If they pass the building dept as he says they do they will be a nice alternative since you will actually get some light out of them since they use a 50 watt halogen.

I called one building dept and they had no idea what I was talking about.

Anybody using these in wet locations?
 

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It does not look like the bulb is isolated from the condensation. I can't see it getting approved.
Who says it needs to be?


If it is not subject to shower spray you CAN Use an open trim like that.
Pretty much all trims are damp location rated.
Anything subject to direct spray must be wet location rated.

NEC 410.10(D) is a good read on this.
 

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Who says it needs to be?


If it is not subject to shower spray you CAN Use an open trim like that.
Pretty much all trims are damp location rated.
Anything subject to direct spray must be wet location rated.

NEC 410.10(D) is a good read on this.
The customer that is going to call me every time it gets fawked up
 

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it said it's listed for wet not damp locations
 

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What do you mean outdoor use. Wet location is wet location. There is no indoor or outdoor designation as far as the NEC is concerned.

I didn't read the specs before. Thanks Fin.

So then this unit is FINE in a shower. Period. :thumbsup:
 

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What do you mean outdoor use. Wet location is wet location. There is no indoor or outdoor designation as far as the NEC is concerned.

I didn't read the specs before. Thanks Fin.

So then this unit is FINE in a shower. Period. :thumbsup:
I am not arguing the code. What I am saying is how will it stand up to the humidity and moisture in a bathroom.
 

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What do you mean outdoor use. Wet location is wet location. There is no indoor or outdoor designation as far as the NEC is concerned.

. :thumbsup:
So does this mean I could install a porch light in my shower and a GFI with a wet location rated cover plate?

It sounds like I am being a smart ass, but is this a realistic application for this product?
 

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I am not arguing the code. What I am saying is how will it stand up to the humidity and moisture in a bathroom.
you are right it may be listed for a specific location but will it hold up over time
 
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