The pendant light has to be at least 8' above the tub, or be at least 3' away from the outside edge of it.
The light DOES NOT have to be GFCI protected. In my opinion I think it should be, but that's not what the Code calls for.
Think about it. You're in a bathroom, you just got out of the shower, you're wet, the bulb goes out and u decide to change it right then and there. That's an accidential shock just waiting to happen.
[This message has been edited by ShockMe77 (edited 12-07-2006).]