a worthy Q mike...
410.4(A) "wet & damp locations" is not, in 410.4(D), specified as to either/or.
The 'zone' in (D) ...
a zone measured 900 mm (3 ft) horizontally and 2.5 m (8 ft) vertically from the top of the bathtub rim or shower stall threshold. This zone is all encompassing and includes the zone directly over the tub or shower stall.
interesting in that a 'damp' location is mentioned for hot tubs in 680.43, allbeit GFI protection is prerequisite.....
(1) Recessed luminaires (fixtures) with a glass or plastic lens, nonmetallic or electrically isolated metal trim, and suitable for use in damp locations
(2) Surface-mounted luminaires (fixtures) with a glass or plastic globe, a nonmetallic body, or a metallic body isolated from contact, and suitable for use in damp locations
so it's damp over a hot tub & wet in a shower?
well in a mobile home it is..(550.14 (D))
Bathtub and Shower Luminaires (Fixtures). Where a luminaire (lighting fixture) is installed over a bathtub or in a shower stall, it shall be of the enclosed and gasketed type listed for wet locations.
so why is this any different than a dwelling?
[This message has been edited because sparky's all wet (edited 08-16-2002).]
[This message has been edited by sparky (edited 08-16-2002).]