This "dream bath" was just in the April issue of Professional Builder".
We may want to familiarize ourselves with the latest trends in bathrooms.
Here is a quote from the article "Lighting: Lighting is critical, says Barclay. different levels of lighting make a difference. Place a chandelier over the tub or add sconces throughout the room to create a new look."
Here is the part of the caption. "Placing chandeliers and other specialty lighting in the tub area accents the luxurious look of the bathroom." _____________________________________________
Just how do you decorate around the red sticker? _____________________________________________
"What do you mean you won't put pendants over my tub? I saw it in the magazine."
But the installation in the picture violates NEC rules.
In the US it seems that we must protect people from their own stupid actions, such as trying to change a lamp on a live fixture while taking a bath.
Personally I think this attitude circumvents natural selection and will result in the dumbing down of the general population.
The problem with a a magazine article like this is that the homeowners ask the electrician to replicate the installation and the electrician has to break the news to the homeowner.
410.4(D) Bathtub and Shower Areas. No parts of cord-connected luminaires (fixtures), hanging luminaires (fixtures), lighting track, pendants, or ceiling-suspended (paddle) fans shall be located within 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.
Interestingly wall sconces are allowed in the zone by the NEC.
Bob Badger Construction & Maintenance Electrician Massachusetts