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#76518 - 02/17/01 10:28 PM Lightbar on Ceiling
Bill Addiss Offline
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This lightbar is mounted on a Bathroom ceiling.
Is this a bad idea? What do you think?
Bill

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#76519 - 02/18/01 03:50 AM Re: Lightbar on Ceiling
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Bill;
I hear that style referred to as "Hollywood" lights. I've had a number of cases where I installed them surrounding a mirror.

Without getting off into a "rating, listing" type of thread here, I'll say it's has some practical pitfalls.

The first is that bulb heat will attract condensation , more prevalent in the position they are in

The second is simply head room. Head butting an element can do bad things to your makeup.


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#76520 - 02/18/01 07:43 AM Re: Lightbar on Ceiling
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Sparky,

No, there's no headroom problem. I was wondering if the heat to the fixture wiring would be a problem. There is an insulated attic area above and it may not be 90C wiring. That was my concern.

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#76521 - 02/19/01 04:45 PM Re: Lightbar on Ceiling
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Oy the heat!

most fixtures have that insulation , if this does not then it may create problems.

That makes this more a "rating" "listing" Q

thanks for the hint....

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