Zone 2 Bathroom Lights
Explore our Search Page showcasing fixtures with an IP44 rating, specifically tailored for bathroom fittings suitable for zone 2. These items also have dedicated categories within Bathroom Wall Lights, Bathroom Ceiling Lights, and more. While designed to meet the requirements of Zone 2, these lights are versatile enough to be used outside this zoned area. The IP44 rating signifies that they are made for areas where splashes of water may occur.
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.