Bathrooms are considered to be a 'special location' for electrical installations because they have an increased risk of electric shock for the users, due to the proximity of water. Our bathroom products are suitable for various ZONES. Please make sure that the bathroom product is suitalbe for its zone before installing it.
ZONE 1: the area around the bathtub or shower basin up to a height of 2.25m above the floor and at a radius of 1.2m from the water outlet. 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.
ZONE 2: is limited by the vertical planes external to zone 1 and parallel vertical plane (s) 0.60m external to zone 1. A minimum rating of IP44 is required.
ZONE 3: is limited to the vertical plane(s) external to zone 2 and the parallel vertical plane(s) 2.40m external to zone 2, where water jets are not to be used for cleaning purposes. No IP rating required.