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Old 04-04-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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Light in a recessed shower niche.

Has anyone used or seen a small can light that my electrician could run into the top of a shower niche? I have seen them in wall niches but need one that will work in an enclosed shower with moisture etc.

Pics are nice if you have any. Thanks
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:52 AM   #2
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Would something like this work Mark. They are a 12 volt led deck light that is available at Homers.

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Price in Homers in Canada is $49.95 for a quantity of 8 just don't install the photo sensor unit and install a rocker, toggle or what ever type of 12 volt on/off switch you'd prefer. As long as the switch is rated for over 12 volts 6 watts you're good to go.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:31 PM   #3
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I dont know why someone would want a light in a small niche.
but who knows what wild ideas people come up with to spend more money
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:58 PM   #4
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I'd inlay waterproof LED strips behind translucent tile or glass............ but I'm dumb like that.

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Old 04-04-2011, 06:42 PM   #5
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Frank, that's a great idea. I ran it by the sparky and he thinks it will work.

Brian, they saw it in a magazine. It's a pretty big niche, 16 wide by 40 tall.

Thanks.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:15 PM   #6
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if its a dim light I can see it looking cool in a big shower as a night light.
but dont know if I would want my shampoo lit up brightly.
hope you do it so I can see what it looks like.
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to much light is better than not enough. I just did a nice shower in Denver (the job I was on when I broke my ankle) Any way the people had tons of money, and spent it w/o worry, but then they would try and cut a few corners that are just insane. One area was not putting a light in the master shower. I framed it so there was plenty of time and room. But since the daughter Princess never mentioned one to Daddy it was $100 that he didn't have to spend, and he opted not to do it. Glass block exterior window in the day good to go, at night - dungeon.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:35 PM   #9
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but who knows what wild ideas people come up with to spend more money
How about a waterproof flat screen hdtv in a shower niche?

I haven't done that yet but have done some niches that were big enough to slide a tv in them.
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:20 AM   #10
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Here's one I did a few years back. Please don't ask
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Those candles stayed lit during the shower?



The tile are the color of the red clay around here.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:26 AM   #12
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They're waterproof candles Bob, I think you can get them at Costco. Something about a force field around the flame.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:25 AM   #13
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hope you do it so I can see what it looks like.
Oh we're doing it. Just trying to find the right light for the job. I think it will be just a night light/accent light kind of thing. They have their heart set on in now though. I'll put up a pic as it progresses.

And cool shower Miyagisan.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:44 AM   #14
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This brings back memories. Check out this classic thread:

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I think you've got to stick with low voltage, Mark. If it's house current and below eight feet it's supposed to be "vapor-proof" by code.
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