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Old 09-27-12, 11:48 AM   #6
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I did this to it and have been running it indoors for months - excellent light - gets as hot as a cup of coffee - no danger
This is a pretty nice light... I may get one to try out.

Just in case it wasn't stated very well, the lighting will go inside a shower (the whole tiny bathroom is a shower) and will have to survive high humidity and probably direct water spray.

Also, the space is tiled and very small (32" X 49").

One problem I'm having is shadows... In a larger space, shadows are relatively small, but in this tiny Mini-Loo, shadows loom very large. I have a tiled niche which will have a hinged mirror for shaving, etc. and somehow I'll need to light that area suitably, too... and there needs to be some kind of water proof switch which will not jeopardize my remaining life. I'm considering maybe IR sensors and also maybe capacitive switching built into the mirror or water faucet itself... touch the mirror or maybe the sink faucet handle and the lights will go on & off.

If I had it to do all over again, I'd probably have gone for a translucent ceiling with a ka-jillion LEDs above it. But alas, I'm pretty much committed to putting the lights inside the shower space.

There's just so much to consider here...
  • color temperature
  • wattage
  • voltage
  • wet-proof
  • contrast
  • switching

Interesting problems, for sure.

Best,

-AC
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