What lighting can I have in the bathroom?

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Enclosed ceiling lights are preferable to the ones that hang down

Answered by Sarah, Electrical Safety Expert

Enclosed ceiling lights are preferable to the ones that hang down.

All light fittings, that are not enclosed, should be out of reach of someone using, or still wet from using, the bath or shower.

Everyday light switches are a danger because of dampness and wet hands. A ceiling-mounted pull-cord switch is the safest option.

If you are thinking of installing new lighting in your bathroom, contact a registered electrician who can advise you.

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