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Gents, I need a new fixture for a shower stall in a residence. It currently has an old aluminium base with a cone shaped glass diffuser that is broken. The bath will be eventually be remodeled but for now the ceilings are being repainted and the fixture needs replaced. I thought of a recessed light but this always seems to lead to inevitable water problems around the trim fascia.

I ran into these utility LED replacement lights at Home Desperate the other day and wondered if there was a similar damp area rated unit? I don't do much residential work so I am not well versed on current fixtures. This need not be fancy but definitely trim up well to avoid moisture issues.

 

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I would never install a surface fixture in a shower. I will add I use recessed cans and have never had issue with water using the proper trims. They make a trim that is LED and wet location. The H99 Halo cans are 4" and have a nice wet location mr 16 bulb setup for a shower.
 

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410.10(D) HB commentary basically states we're to consider all those folks looking to do some electrical work while in the shower .....~CS~
 

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Can't say that I've ever observed any special service issues with recessed lighting in showers when the proper trims were used.
 

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2nd that MD, but i have seen quite a few shower fans die an ugly death


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Most every "retrofit" LED downlight iv ever seen is wet location rated. so by the time you buy a shower trim and led bulb the retrofit is a cheaper easier solution. (of course you need the can to put it in) but thats how i do it in any shower
 

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Good suggestions and I would go with a recessed led if not for the fact that there is an octagon box for mounting the current fixture. BTW, it looks like it was meant for damp locations. In any event it is why I was looking at surface/box mount fixtures. The house was built in 1971 so I am not surprised at this.
 

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That is SO photoshopped. Nobody could be THAT stupid
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Halo has come out with a great light for your situation. It is a SLD606830 Halo and is good for wet locations. It fits in a standard nail on box that is 2 1/2" deep. That bracket there is not shown where it should be. Basically the led module fits inside the box . The bracket has a pocket where the module fits and you just twist the fixture in place. I have install 4 of these lately.

They cost about $40.00

 
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Dennis, that is a superb looking solution. And the price is great. I will need to check box depth to make sure of things but I think it will work. Thanks man!
 

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Halo has come out with a great light for your situation. It is a SLD606830 Halo and is good for wet locations. It fits in a standard nail on box that is 2 1/2" deep. That bracket there is not shown where it should be. Basically the led module fits inside the box . The bracket has a pocket where the module fits and you just twist the fixture in place. I have install 4 of these lately.

They cost about $40.00

Dennis, that is a superb looking solution. And the price is great. I will need to check box depth to make sure of things but I think it will work. Thanks man!
Take the dude in post #8 off your ignore list. :laughing:
 
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