Lighting in Cloakroom

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Lighting in Cloakroom

Post by xldPips » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:52 am

Further to previous question re electrics regulations in a cloakroom, I was also wondering what I am permitted regarding light switches.


As I said before, the cloakroom will have a toilet, basin, and radiator (and a cupboard). With this configuration, can I have a standard light switch inside the cloakroom or not?

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Re: Lighting in Cloakroom

Post by ahfix » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:51 am

xldPips wrote:Further to previous question re electrics regulations in a cloakroom, I was also wondering what I am permitted regarding light switches.


As I said before, the cloakroom will have a toilet, basin, and radiator (and a cupboard). With this configuration, can I have a standard light switch inside the cloakroom or not?

TIA
I am not a spark but I think it depends on layout and size. How close will the switch be to the toilet or basin?

TBH, preferred option is a ceiling mounted pull switch or move the switch to outside the room into the hall way.

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Re: Lighting in Cloakroom

Post by wine~o » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:18 pm

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Unless it's a very large cloakroom then a pull cord switch or a switch outside as per ahfix
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Re: Lighting in Cloakroom

Post by wine~o » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:20 pm

OnlyMe wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYRJe-R9UZo

and that is for a bathroom.
Damn. At least I can see where Eric marc got his 3 metre rule from...
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Re: Lighting in Cloakroom

Post by OnlyMe » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:00 pm

wine~o wrote:
OnlyMe wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYRJe-R9UZo

and that is for a bathroom.
Damn. At least I can see where Eric marc got his 3 metre rule from...
Actually "that" 3m rule is sweet FA to do with that info.
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Re: Lighting in Cloakroom

Post by OnlyMe » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:03 pm

ahfix wrote: I am not a spark but I think it depends on layout and size. How close will the switch be to the toilet or basin?
Close to the toilet? How good is your aim?
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Re: Lighting in Cloakroom

Post by xldPips » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:22 pm

OK, it is a cloakroom, no zone 0 or zone 1 areas, the switch would be at least 1m from the basin, so I think I am good to go.

Couldn't understand in the video responses why those who said that touching a switch with wet hands is dangerous (potentially, agreed) but seemed to think that this couldn't happen if the switch was outside the room. More reason to dry your hands properly :-)
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Re: Lighting in Cloakroom

Post by ahfix » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:41 pm

OnlyMe wrote:
ahfix wrote: I am not a spark but I think it depends on layout and size. How close will the switch be to the toilet or basin?
Close to the toilet? How good is your aim?
Its not my aim I'm worried about !
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