With the advancements in technologies, the LED lighting arrangements are being continuously updated. You can find many creative additions to the home lighting system, which can influence the overall appeal. However, many modern homeowners are still unaware of the bathroom lighting rules. Well, if you are looking for some creative ideas, we advise you to go through the details below.
The enforcement of new rules:
It is important to mention that new lighting rules are based on the Danish Standards DS / HD 60364-7-701:2007. These rules specify the special installation requirements for shower and bath areas. Note that this new notice is expected to supersede heavy current regulations. Recent reports reveal that the transition period for the same was valid only up to 1st July 2019. Up to this duration, people were allowed to follow installations as per Heavy Current Regulations.
As the transitional period is now over, you need to be aware of the new rules and regulations to follow adequate installation procedures. However, few exceptions are still valid, and they are listed below:
- If the project began before 1st July 2019, it could be finalized based on the rules that are in force up to 30th June 2020.
- For all the installations which started before 1st July of the previous year, all these projects must be carried out on the basis of Section 6 which is valid up to 30th June 2020 as per Heavy Current Regulations.
- For the larger projects, it is possible to apply the Danish Safety Agency exemption to complete installations as per high current standard.
Ingress protection rating:
The ingress protection rating is made up of two-digit numbers which shows the degree of protection with respect or dust, water and more. A higher number indicates better water or dust proofing. When you are looking for some reliable electrical equipment for bathroom installation needs, it is better to choose one with the best IP rating.
In area 0, with ingress protection rating equal to IP67, one should install power-consuming equipment only when they meet specific standards of the area. They should be permanently connected, mounted and protected with SELV while rated voltage should not exceed above 30V DC or 12V AC.
In area 1, with ingress protection rating IP44, one should prefer installing permanently connected or fixed equipment. This rule is applicable when you are installing shower pump, hot tub, towel heater, fixture or water heater. It is not good to install washing machines in area 1.
If you are planning to install spa tubs with removable front, you may have joints sealed with the walls and this area is recognized as a partition. It means the area below the spa will belong to area 1. On the other side, while installing underfloor heating systems, it is better to choose thin, flexible heating elements or electric heating cables for installation. Make sure they fit the product standards and ensure protective service. Experts advise going through new regulations to ensure the reliable installation of equipment at home.