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Definition of pendant for over-bath fixture

4 months ago
last modified: 4 months ago

hi, I'm looking for a flush-mount, wet-rated light to go over our bathtub (I believe we need wet-rated since we have a hand shower). To start with does anyone have good leads for nice decorative lights of this sort? Most of the wet-rated lights I've found that quality are really made for outdoors, and don't have the delicate features or nice finishes that you might want in a bathroom.

Secondly, does anyone know how 'pendant' is defined by code in the US?

Per this, pendants are not allowed in the zone above the bathtub.

For example, this fixture is wet rated, and claims to be flush mount:

But the light fixture itself is suspended by a rigid rod within that frame.

Any thoughts on how the code might apply to such a fixture? Would it be disallowed?

As another example, what about a fixture like this:

As far as I can tell, it is wet-rated, but also, open from below. Is there anything that the code or wet-ratings say about the source of water (here it seems as a mainly outdoor light, they are concerned with ensuring water from above vs below)

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