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Unread 05-30-2023, 09:21 AM   #1
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What vapor-proof lights are you using in a steam shower?

1. Most of the vaporproof lights I see are ridiculously expensive, around $500.


2. What actually makes a light vaporproof? I’ve bought lights rated for steam showers (according to manufacturer) and it seems it’s just an Air-loc can housing. Is it the housing? The trim ring? Other? I don’t know what features I’m looking for if a fixture isn’t rated as vaporproof (which many aren’t)
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Unread 05-31-2023, 08:31 PM   #2
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Good question. I've also wondered about this, but so far all my steam showers have had lighting as part of the steam unit package from the store.

I know Lotus makes this one, but it's also pretty expensive. You have to buy the correct trim kit for it to be workable for steam:


As far as vapor-proof: Is that an actual UL listing standard, or just a marketing tagline?

I know many of the better LED puck lights are listed air-tight and wet location rated. I've thought about setting up a test with those siliconed inside a steam box, and see how much pressure they can take, but....who's got the time?!!
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