Technical Bathroom Lighting Info June 14, 2019 16:47

zonesThe following bathroom lighting information is a guide to help you understand which bathroom lights can be placed where in a bathroom.

It's not an installation guide and reference should be made to the most recent IEE Wiring Regulations or a qualified electrician.

Firstly it is important to understand the rating by which bathroom lights are classified. IP rating stands for "Ingress Protection" and is always followed by two characters. These two numbers refer to the level of protection and it is important that you choose fittings with the correct rating according to where they are to be sited within the bathroom.

The diagram shows a bathroom split into four clear zones: 0, 1, 2 and 3*.

Zone 0 Bathroom Lights are for the inside of the bath or shower itself. Any fitting used in this zone must be low voltage, (max 12v) and be rated at least IP67 which is total immersion proof.

Zone 1 Bathroom Lights can be used in the area above the bath to a height of 2.25m from the floor. In this zone a minimum rating of IP44 is required. If the fitting is 240v a 30ma residual current device (RCD) must also be used to protect the circuit in this zone.

We recommend that if possible a higher rated IP65 Light is used if the light is to be fitted in the shower cibicle although the regulations are for a minimum of IP44.

Zone 2 Bathroom Lights can be used in an area stretching 0.6m outside the perimeter of the bath and to a height of 2.25 from the floor. In this zone IP rating of at least IP44 is required.

In addition it is good practice to consider the area around a wash basin, within a 60cm radius of any tap to be considered as zone 2.

*Zone 3 Bathroom Lights - This zone has been withdrawn (from the 17th Edition of the regulations).

In addition to the above, if there is a likelihood of water jets being used for cleaning purpose in zones 1 and 2 a fitting rated a minimum IP65 must be used.

IP Explanation and Ratings
EN 60529 outlines an international classification system for the sealing effectiveness of enclosures of electrical equipment against the intrusion into the equipment of foreign bodies (i.e. tools, dust, fingers) and moisture. This classification system utilizes the letters "IP" ("Ingress Protection") followed by two or three digits. (A third digit is sometimes used. An "x" is used for one of the digits if there is only one class of protection; i.e. IPX4 which addresses moisture resistance only.)

Degrees of Protection - First Digit
The first digit of the IP code indicates the degree that persons are protected against contact with moving parts (other than smooth rotating shafts, etc.) and the degree that equipment is protected against solid foreign bodies intruding into an enclosure.


No special protection


Protection from a large part of the body such as a hand (but no protection from deliberate access); from solid objects greater than 50mm in diameter.


Protection against fingers or other object not greater than 80mm in length and 12mm in diameter.


Protection from entry by tools, wires, etc., with a diameter of thickness greater than 1.0mm.


Protection from entry by solid objects with a diameter or thickness greater than 1.0mm


Protection from the amount of dust that would interfere with the operation of the equipment.


Dust tight.

Degrees of Protection - Second Digit
The second digit indicates the degree of protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against the harmful entry of various forms of moisture (e.g. dripping, spraying, submersion, etc.)


No special protection


Protection from dripping water.


Protection from vertically dripping water.


Protection from sprayed water.


Protection from splashed water.


Protection from water projected from a nozzle


Protection against heavy seas, or powerful jets of  water.


Protection against immersion.


Protection against complete, continuous submersion in water.

Full details can be found in the latest copy of the IEE wiring regulations.

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Very happy to say that the 'Mist' Waisted Frosted Table lamps are being shown exclusively at Red Door Interiors, new interior design studio in Glasgow. Fill your head with ideas and your home with misty lamps after seeing what Red Door have to offer!
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One Foot Taller at Timorous Beasties Shed April 7, 2017 15:30

Glasgow. Timorous Beasties and One Foot Taller met in 1995 in Glasgow.  We've been friends and collaborated on various projects over the years. I planned a March trip to Glasgow in order to do some work with the Glasgow School of Art, meet with designers clients and manufacturers in Scotland. So... we decided to get some of my work up with theirs in the new Timorous Beasties Shed, - a beautiful and industrial showroom, big enough to celebrate the scale of their work. We chatted as they got the space together so it was fantastic to see in full glory at the end of my week there.
On a rainy Friday evening in March, many friendly folk wandered in to see that beautiful TB wall-coverings and upholstered furniture were shown on a grand scale, illuminated by One Foot Taller clusters of lamps and suspensions. A great night in the Shed and a lovely way to see the pieces complimenting each other. Sometimes intricate, sometimes bold and always impressively interesting, the surface patterns on show from Timorous Beasties provide a beautiful and rich environment for calm and elegant lighting to float within. It’s a joy, after all this time, to see our products working together as well as ever.

Something for the weekend...? Sale Soldes last few days August 28, 2015 09:27

Only a few days of this sale left... Monday night it's all going normal again, that's 31st Aug at 10pm GMT.

Il y a que le weekend pour acheter mes products en soldes! Ce sera terminé le 31 août à 23H00 GMT+1


xxx bises

Black is the new black August 1, 2015 08:55

Just minding my own business, hanging black lamps in a tree, in the middle of a storm...

Black because they're 100% recycled (that's the only colour easily achieved, Henry Ford would have approved). Good outdoors since the flotsam and jetsam out here is kinder to a black surface than to whitey-white ones, and you get cheeky, moody light, perfect for wild evenings outdoors. 



They'll end up being listed in the boutique soon enough, once I've taken more pics...but for now they're on exhibition at Markus Bausch's Association Béchamel, come rain or shine...

SALE time 30% off! ... SOLDES 30% de remise! July 17, 2015 07:36

30% off all products 'til end August!

Just go to the boutique and order whatever you like, they're 30% less than normal... From Chalky Hooks for an organised house, to Napkin Rings as a fantastc present, to elegant lighting for the autumn months to come, they're all a bit of a bargain.

Retailers, you too! Just get in touch to order stock at a 30% discount.


Soldes! Les produits de One Foot Taller sont à moins 30% jusqu'a fin août!

Allez sur la page boutique et commandez tout ce que vous voulez!

Des crochets 'Chalky' pour organiser votre maison, des ronds de serviettes qui feraient de fantastique cadeaux et d'élégants luminaires pour les mois d'automne à venir...

Revendeurs: Nous contacter pour un tarif - remise de 30% même sur le prix de gros!

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SALE! - starting tomorrow. All 15 products will be back up for sale at their new lower prices


SOLDES! - à partir de demain. Les 15 produits seront encore disponibles à acheter à leur nouveaux prix baissés