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    Anyone know where to buy recessed bathroom lights in Pattaya?

    Looking for something to put over the shower, 4inch recessed lights, but having a difficult time tracking down lights that are made for this. No shortage of standard recessed lights, or even those with covers, but what we've used in the States were rated for dampness / moisture.

    Am I out of luck on this one?





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    Think you are out of luck, maybe truevalue on Sukhumvit Road might have some but will be expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Think you are out of luck, maybe truevalue on Sukhumvit Road might have some but will be expensive.
    I'll add that on my list of places for tomorrow. I made rounds today and no one could understand why I just didn't want to install an exposed light on top of my shower.

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    I got mine from Homepro in Udon Thani, it was specifically designed for above the shower, hope it helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UdonThani Pete View Post
    I got mine from Homepro in Udon Thani, it was specifically designed for above the shower, hope it helps.
    That gives me hope. Will try another Homepro. The one I checked today didn't have any. Thanks.

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    ^ Whatever fancy shower you buy make sure there is a ground lead

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    ^ and make sure the recessed lighting is waterproof

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnasty View Post
    ^ and make sure the recessed lighting is waterproof
    That's what I'm looking for.

    We used to use (USA) covered recessed lights with a rubber ring that would go on the inside of the cover to stop any water from entering the fixture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnasty View Post
    ^ Whatever fancy shower you buy make sure there is a ground lead
    If you are instaling an electric shower make sure it is wired direct from the fuse/trip box . Nothing else should be branched off the direct electric supply . If more than one shower then each should be wired direct to it's own fuse/trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yogi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnasty View Post
    ^ Whatever fancy shower you buy make sure there is a ground lead
    If you are instaling an electric shower make sure it is wired direct from the fuse/trip box . Nothing else should be branched off the direct electric supply . If more than one shower then each should be wired direct to it's own fuse/trip
    Yes, the hot water heater is on it's own GFCI breaker (this one), and the unit itself has a ELCB.

    Now, the question is... is it all installed correctly.


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    Might be worth trying Boonthavon (heading north from Pattaya Klang on Sukhumvit 1/2 way before you get to the ramp for the BKK by pass road), The lighting shop (near Chaiapuk heading south down Sukhumvit 2-3 shops before the traffic lights) the owner is helpful, speaks english so he might be able to make further suggestions

    The best shop with all the speciality stuff I know of is L&E lighting in BKK - it's located near Fortune tower - exit Rama 9 underground station.

    My suggestion would be to install low voltage lights and put the transformer far away as possible. Standard voltage, humidity in the ceiling cavity is not a long term soloution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Custard View Post
    Might be worth trying Boonthavon (heading north from Pattaya Klang on Sukhumvit 1/2 way before you get to the ramp for the BKK by pass road), The lighting shop (near Chaiapuk heading south down Sukhumvit 2-3 shops before the traffic lights) the owner is helpful, speaks english so he might be able to make further suggestions

    The best shop with all the speciality stuff I know of is L&E lighting in BKK - it's located near Fortune tower - exit Rama 9 underground station.

    My suggestion would be to install low voltage lights and put the transformer far away as possible. Standard voltage, humidity in the ceiling cavity is not a long term soloution.
    I struck out at Boonthavon. They had everything but what I needed. I may make a trip to BKK this week.

    I think I'm going to run these on a GFCI breaker in addition to what I find, just to be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino
    GFCI breaker
    Never leave Home with-out one...
    You can find all lighting options at Global House.
    Go there man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Custard
    My suggestion would be to install low voltage lights and put the transformer far away as possible
    that would be the safest bet if your bathroom gets really steamy

    if the light is directly above the shower, it does not necessarily get wet or even humid; that usually occurs in cold countries when you are using hot water

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    if the light is directly above the shower, it does not necessarily get wet or even humid; that usually occurs in cold countries when you are using hot water
    ??? What if He uses Hot water? The lights always get wet, look in your mirror after a shower DrAndy. Is it foggy or just ugly? Cold Countries, He lives in Thailand?
    The Man is asking for advise not old Lady Gossip.

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    I installed two ceiling fans in my shower, but use exposed fluorescent lighting. Easy to change the reliable starters and bulbs.
    Bright lights are good....

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceSpike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dino
    GFCI breaker
    Never leave Home with-out one...
    You can find all lighting options at Global House.
    Go there man...
    Where is Global House on Suk?

    BTW... Found these on the Osram site, exactly what I need, just need to find (or order) them. They are made for water / humidity.

    OSRAM|Professionals|Luminaires|Indoor|Recessed Luminaires|Downlights - Halogen Lamps|KIT HALO PRO HYDRO|index

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceSpike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    if the light is directly above the shower, it does not necessarily get wet or even humid; that usually occurs in cold countries when you are using hot water
    ??? What if He uses Hot water? The lights always get wet, look in your mirror after a shower DrAndy. Is it foggy or just ugly? Cold Countries, He lives in Thailand?
    The Man is asking for advise not old Lady Gossip.
    The lights that are made for the bathroom will work in such conditions. I'm actually surprised they are not common here, even as backwards as they are with electric. All it takes is a little water to hit a hot bulb and that sucker explodes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceSpike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    if the light is directly above the shower, it does not necessarily get wet or even humid; that usually occurs in cold countries when you are using hot water
    ??? What if He uses Hot water? The lights always get wet, look in your mirror after a shower DrAndy. Is it foggy or just ugly? Cold Countries, He lives in Thailand?
    The Man is asking for advise not old Lady Gossip.

    exactly my point, old lady, in the Uk my mirror does get steamed up, in Thailand, never
    I have reported your post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino
    All it takes is a little water to hit a hot bulb and that sucker explodes.
    blimey, what do you get up to in the shower?

    and use the new lo-cost bulbs, or LED, they don't get hot

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dino
    All it takes is a little water to hit a hot bulb and that sucker explodes.
    blimey, what do you get up to in the shower?

    and use the new lo-cost bulbs, or LED, they don't get hot
    All sorts of things go down in my shower. :-)

    LED lights... excellent idea.

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