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  • Can Lights for a Shower

    I am currently remodeling a house and I want to put a can light above the shower in one bathroom and the tub in another.

    The attic is fully insulated so I have been installing IC rated cans throughout.

    When I started looking into trim packages, (From HD), the only ones they have stated that they are for Non IC rated cans.

    My questions:

    1. Is there a trim and IC rated can out there? If so where can I get them?

    2. Why would they state that a Damp condition trim kit cannot be used in an IC rated Can? Does not make sense to me unless its the fact that the can is sealed and it would build up heat inside?

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    Re: Can Lights for a Shower

    Choice Lighting, http://www.ccl-light.com/docs/indoor...c70/index.html has air tight IC rated cans and shower trims. They have great prices and are better quality than that which you can purchase at Home Depot. If these lights are being used in the shower area, they must be GFCI protected.

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    • #3
      Re: Can Lights for a Shower

      go to an electrical supply house. they can fix you up. breid........

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        Re: Can Lights for a Shower

        I have a follow up question for any electrician in California.

        Why is it that 99% of these shower trims cannot be shipped to California.

        http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...=10053&style=A

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          Re: Can Lights for a Shower

          Originally posted by Watersurgeon View Post
          I have a follow up question for any electrician in California.

          Why is it that 99% of these shower trims cannot be shipped to California.

          http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...=10053&style=A
          I guarantee you it has something to do with their energy code and nothing to do with safety.
          Well, I can't guarantee it, but I bet that's what it is.
          Last edited by Speedy Petey; 08-24-2009, 09:57 PM.

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          • #6
            Re: Can Lights for a Shower

            Originally posted by killavolt View Post
            If these lights are being used in the shower area, they must be GFCI protected.
            This is NOT true; unless it is a local amendment, OR if the manufacturer requires it.

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            • #7
              Re: Can Lights for a Shower

              Check to see what the local codes are just to be sure

              Mike

              http://www.mikecurrieelectric.com

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