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#125478 - 12/26/04 02:57 PM Recessed Lighting for Shower Below!
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#125479 - 12/27/04 01:54 PM Re: Recessed Lighting for Shower Below!
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What about it?

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#125480 - 12/27/04 04:02 PM Re: Recessed Lighting for Shower Below!
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Huh?

It could be used as an under the seat warmer or soup warmer, or even as an example of how to overcome the high cost of the electrician's installation and inspection process by the local political enforcement officer who was formerly involved in carpet installation and cleaning.

It works doesn't it says the CEO who lives there and the lady of the house is so happy she can see the tub and floor of the shower!

Maybe a proposal by the installer would get high acceptance.

All kidding aside, I am sure you can see the very serious hazard present and fire waiting to happen!



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#125481 - 12/27/04 05:34 PM Re: Recessed Lighting for Shower Below!
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I am trying to figure out what it is. It looks like some low voltage type fixtures I've seen.

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#125482 - 12/28/04 11:56 AM Re: Recessed Lighting for Shower Below!
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Scott, to my eyes it look like someone amputated the head of a desk lamp, added some wire spring clips and stuck it in that hole.

Of course that's just what it REMINDS me of.

All those high-hats I've seen come with that reflector shade enclosed in a tin can of some sort...

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#125483 - 12/29/04 12:19 PM Re: Recessed Lighting for Shower Below!
thiggy Offline
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Registered: 05/12/04
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Is this a 220 European installation? I see what looks like may be set screw connectors.

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#125484 - 12/29/04 08:01 PM Re: Recessed Lighting for Shower Below!
alan bergold Offline
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looks like fiber optical lighting????
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#125485 - 12/30/04 07:27 PM Re: Recessed Lighting for Shower Below!
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Had to think about this some.

I believe that the light is a halogen track-light, of the type often seen in store windows. The vent holes suggest that there is significant heat produced. Of course, venting showers is a good thing to do, but I don't think this is the way to do it!
The board that the light pierces looks to be "soundboard," which is a mineral wool product, and not considered flammable.

With that flexible cord, I would not assume that the fixture is grounded- especially if it was once part of a track lighting system.

The bulb is not adequately protected from moisture, making it likely to shatter- and glass is invisible under water!

The CEO should be aware that the appropriate redessed fixture and trim would likely set him back an entire $25.
At least he didn't use a coffee can!

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#125486 - 12/31/04 05:44 AM Re: Recessed Lighting for Shower Below!
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Registered: 08/11/01
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Loc: Norfolk, England
That looks very much like a lot of the downlighters installed here in Britain. The holder clips into the metal casing, and is double-insulated, thus no ground connection. The intent is that a short length of flex links to a junction box to connect with the fixed wiring.

That does indeed look like a "choc block" connector right on the top edge of the picture, just like the types used here (although they're supposed to be in an enclosure, of course).

I'm trying to figure out the location though. Maybe it's the lighting, but that actually looks like carpet to me, possibly with a plywood or particle board floor underneath it!



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#125487 - 01/06/05 07:25 PM Re: Recessed Lighting for Shower Below!
lil suzi Offline
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Registered: 08/13/03
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Loc: Midwest
Youre right, it does look like a part of a desk lamp!
Would have been safer to put in a can and use recess can trim. I could go into details as to how it could have been installed, a lot safer, but then, if its fiber optic...
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