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Lightbar on Ceiling #76518
02/18/01 02:28 AM
02/18/01 02:28 AM
Bill Addiss  Offline OP
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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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Re: Lightbar on Ceiling #76519
02/18/01 07:50 AM
02/18/01 07:50 AM
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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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Re: Lightbar on Ceiling #76520
02/18/01 11:43 AM
02/18/01 11:43 AM
Bill Addiss  Offline OP
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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.

Re: Lightbar on Ceiling #76521
02/19/01 08:45 PM
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Oy the heat! [Linked Image]

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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