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I.P. (Ingress Protection) Ratings Guide
Please note that these are basic regulations regarding bathroom lighting. Other precautions may be required.
Zone 0 - Inside the bath or shower. Any fittings used here must be SELV(Safety Extra Low Voltage – max. 12V) and have a minimum rating of IP67 (protected against immersion in water – total immersion proof)
Zone 1 - Above the bath or shower to a height of 2.25m A minimum rating of IP44 is required. In this zone, if there is likelihood of water jets being used for cleaning purposes, a minimum of IP65 is required. Also, subject to IP rating, SELV or 240V luminaires may be used in this zone; if the fitting is 240 volts, a 30mA residual current device (RCD) must also be used to protect the circuit in this zone.
Zone 2 - The area stretching to 0.6m outside the bath or shower and above the bath or shower to 2.25m An IP rating of at least IP44 is required. In this zone, if there is likelihood of water jets being used for cleaning purposes, a minimum of IP65 is required. Also, subject to IP rating, SELV or 240V luminaires may be used in this zone. In addition, it is a good practice to also consider the area around a wash basin (within a 60cm radius of any tap) as Zone 2.
Outside the zones, zone 3 - anywhere outside zones 0, 1 and 2. Where water jets are not to be used for cleaning purposes, the general rules of BS7671 apply. Here, there are no requirement for any lighting to be IP rated against water or solids ingression.Read More