Do I need special lights for the bathroom?
The answer to this one is nearly always "YES". All bathroom lighting must conform to the current regulations which are designed with safety in mind.
Bathrooms are considered to be a special location for electrical installations because they have an increased risk of electric shock for the users, due to being so close to water.
All electrical products found in bathrooms: lighting, showers, fans, heaters, shaver sockets and towel rails, are governed by rules for installation and contractors must follow them, used certified products that make sure they comply with the regulations. Always consult an electrician if you are unfamiliar with wiring
For information on IP Ratings for Outdoor Lights see our guide: