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Placering af spots i badeværelset – for begyndere


If you are a new builder, or the bathroom is to be renovated, spots may come into question. Placing spotlights in the bathroom is not quite as easy as ordinary lamps, which is why we have prepared a guide for you so that you get it right the first time.

Important to know about the placement of spotlights in the bathroom

It is not only the placement of spots in the bathroom that is important. You must ensure that the lamps you find are designed for use in wet rooms. They can either run with halogen or LED, and it is not difficult to find lights that suit the bathroom in shops. Find spot for wet rooms here Halogen spots for bathrooms are the most traditional, but LED spots are cheaper to operate. There is not much difference between the two, apart from effect and economy.

Why have spotlights in the bathroom?

Placing spotlights in the bathroom is not a completely stupid idea – the bathroom gets damp, and not all lamps are suitable for that. In addition, an ordinary ceiling lamp cannot distribute the light completely evenly. In the bathroom, it’s nice that every corner is lit up, so that the room seems as clear and inviting as possible. Spots can make sure of that. Placing spotlights in the bathroom provides a wide, clear light, so you can see yourself as well as possible in the mirror, and so the bathroom appears cleaner. Find spot for wet rooms here or read on to learn more. With spots you also avoid having to dust off lamps. The kitchen and bathroom are two of the places in the kitchen that must be the cleanest – both for reasons of hygiene and because of the use and feeling of cleanliness. Spots do not collect dust, because there is nothing for the dust to settle on. Words you need to know when installing spotlights in the bathroom Here are some lamp safety terms that are important to know before you start installing spotlights in the bathroom. · IP67 – IP67 denotes a lamp that is completely dustproof and waterproof down to one meter. · IP44 – IP44 is used for lamps that are splash-proof and have been tested against steel wire and other stresses. · IP24 – IP24 are lamps that have been tested for shock hazards. An IP24 lamp should not shock you, even if you stick your finger into the lamp. It is also splash-proof. · IP20 – IP20 is the minimum approval for lamps and means that it is protected against shock. All lamps are OP20 approved to be legal.

When you have to set up spotlights in the bathroom, there are some zones you need to know about. The four zones are:

· Zone 0 – the wettest area just above your bathtub or shower cubicle. Requires IP67. · Zone 1 – the area up to 60 cm from the shower head itself and a ceiling height of approx. 225 cm. Requires IP44. · Zone 2 – the zone between 60 and 120 cm from your shower head, also calculated for a height of 225 cm. Requires IP24. · Zone 3 – the rest of the space. Up to 240 cm from the shower head, also calculated for a height of 225 cm. Requires IP20. You can see in the section above which types of spots belong where in the bathroom. It is very important that you do not set up the wrong spot, as it can have unpleasant consequences, especially in wet rooms, if one of the spots gets water damage. Placing spotlights in the bathroom can be an art form in itself. You get the most out of the light by planning a pattern. You can do this by drawing a model of your bathroom, seen from above, on a piece of paper. Make sure the scale is correct. Mark where the spot snow should sit. It is always good to plan a fairly synchronous pattern so that you get the greatest aesthetic and lighting satisfaction.

Can you set up spots yourself?

Not everyone can set up spotlights in the bathroom. Even if you are a staunch do-it-yourselfer, bathroom lighting is something else and has different rules. Placing spotlights in the bathroom is not something you just do, and it is not the same as putting up a lamp. When ceiling spots have to be set up, you must not do it yourself. It is considered a form of fixed installation, and therefore you must have an electrician out. You should be absolutely sure of the zones in the previous section. Each zone has very specific requirements that you have to comply with. The limit is often at ceiling height. Ceilings below 2.25 meters must meet much stricter requirements, as there is a greater risk of spot snow becoming wet. You can read much more about the different zones and their requirements around the web. You are welcome to install ceiling lights yourself in zone 3 and beyond in your bathroom, if there is a lamp socket or a socket.

Other light in the bathroom

LED built-in spotlights can be practical for large and small bathrooms. But if you have found inspiration for a bathroom, and your room doesn’t quite fit the spots, then there are other ways you can get the same effect. Not all bathrooms have windows, so indirect light may be necessary. Bathroom lamps can be clunky to look at, so you should consider alternative options. It can be a mirror with light or backlight, or an LED strip up under the ceiling. It can give a nice glow and a good light. FAQ – frequently asked questions Here at the end you can get straight answers to some of the most normal questions when it comes to placing spotlights in the bathroom.

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