Zone 2 Bathroom Lights
This page which is a Search Page for our fixtures displays all those which have an IP44 rating specific to bathroom fittings suitable for zone 2. They also appear in their own dedicated categories within Bathroom Wall Lights, Bathroom Ceiling Lights etc. These lights will meet the requirements of zone 2 but may be used outside of this zoned area too. The rating merely means they designed for areas where they may be splashed by water.
Using electrical equipment in bath or shower rooms has always needed care to ensure safety. Now the IEE Wiring Regulations have revised particular zones within the bathroom to indicate what type of electrical equipment that can be installed.
The zones are identified from 0 to 3, with 0 being the wettest.
Lighting in a bath or shower which can hold water must be low voltage and rated IP67
The area directly above Zone 0 limited vertically to 2.25m above the bottom of the bath or shower. Lighting needs protection to IP44 or better, ideally with the transformer located in zone 3 or beyond. We suggest that only low voltage fittings are used in this zone. We do not recommend the use of 240v fittings in this zone but they may be used if a separate 30mA RCD is used to protect the circuit.
The area beyond zones 0 and 1, 0.6m horizontally and up to 2.25m vertically. Zone 2 also includes any window with a sill next to the bath. Lighting needs to be IP44 or better, or SELV with the transformer located in zone 3 or beyond.
Areas Outside of Zone
Previously this was referred to as "zone 3". The area beyond zones 2, 2.4m horizontally and up to 2.25m vertically. The regulations do not specify any IP rating number for areas outside of zones outside of 0,1 and 2 however we would suggest that any 240v lamp that can be touched with wet hands is excluded from this area.