Home Bathrooms

EXPERT ADVICE

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Chandelier­s are still very popular in bathrooms, but homeowners must make sure they buy the correct type of light fitting, says Melissa Davidson of The Lighting Warehouse.

Since the bathroom is a wet environmen­t, the lighting must adhere to strict legal regulation­s. Any bathroom light fitting, whether a chandelier or not, should have a minimum IP44 rating, which ensures that the light is sealed and splashproo­f. Lighting is ranked by IP (Ingress Protection) ratings: the higher the IP rating, the more water-resistant the light fitting. If the light fitting is not IP44 rated, you will not be able to get a certificat­e of compliance from a qualified electricia­n if, for instance, you were to sell your house.

CONTACT lightingwa­rehouse.co.za

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