Secure the light! // Weatherproof lamps for bath: the basic requirements and a description of options
Table of contents
- 1 Primary requirements
2 Possible options
- 2.1 Option №1: lamp filament
- 2.2 Option №2: Halogen lamps
- 2.3 Option №3: fiber optic lighting
- 2.4 Option №4: LEDs
- 3 frame
- 4 conclusion
Steam bath usually has no windows. This is due to the need to comply with the maximum thermal insulation of the room. Therefore, you need to take care of the presence of artificial light sources.
And then there is a lot of problems, since not every lamp stand the harsh conditions of the steam room. This article will help you solve them.
Photos steam room, fitted lighting devices
What should be the light for a bath?
- The first lighting unit installed in the steam room, of course, obliged to have sufficient protection against moistureI said back in the title. All the matter in a rich couple and frequent water sprays. This is, firstly, it may lead to the destruction of lamp, and secondly, cause dangerous for human health combination uncontrolled electric current of high humidity;
Get information about how light can be protected from moisture by appropriate labeling. So for the sauna room is necessary to take those samples in which this parameter is not less than IP-44. Then you can not be afraid for the penetration of water into the instrument.
|Degree of protection||marking|
|Fall protection vertical drops||IP-11||IP-21||IP-31||IP-41|
|Protection against falling drops at an angle of 15 degrees||IP-12||IP-22||IP-32||IP-42|
|Splash, propagating at an angle of 60 degrees||IP-23||IP-33||IP-43|
|Complete protection against splashes||IP-34||IP-44||IP-54|
|Protection aimed at low pressure jets from all directions||IP-55||IP-65|
|Protection against intense water flows||IP-66|
|The possibility of temporary immersion to a depth of one meter||IP-67|
|Possibility of complete immersion in water||IP-68|
EXAMPLE paws having a sufficient degree of protection
- Next equally important requirement - a the ability to carry high temperature without any negative consequences. After the air in the steam room can be heated even to +120 degrees Celsius, which is not under the power of each lamp stand;
At the same time for waiting room and locker rooms will suit any lighting, since in these parts bath is not observed the presence of extreme conditions.
For the waiting room is perfect styled chandelier with any type of lamp
- Also mounted luminaire It should not have a high capacity. This is required to ensure that if you still damaged and the unit will come into contact with the surrounding moisture, then it is available in an electric charge does not represent a danger to human life;
- Another important parameter is the character of the light emitted from the light fixtures. Too bright and sharp light will not allow you to fully relax, while the weak and muffled plunge the room into a dangerous gloom for injuries.
Warm muted light - ideal for bath
Now, operating the above-described requirements to what should be a fixture in the steam room, look at the existing lamp types:
Option №1: lamp filament
EXAMPLE incandescent lamp
This is the least successful choice for the sauna room.
- Explodes in contact with water it dropsThat carries the danger of visitors bath;
The explosion of an incandescent lamp
- It does not have sufficient integrity;
- It has a high capacity.
You can, of course, to buy items that have additional protection, or even to take care of her creating their own hands, but usually spent on this effort and cost is simply not It pays off.
Option №2: Halogen lamps
EXAMPLE halogen lamp
This type of bulb is very similar to the previous one, but is fundamentally different in its structure.
It is the presence of halogens in the gaseous mixture under a glass bulb, which gives them significant advantages:
- heat resistance. The high temperature steam is not afraid of such lighting devices because they themselves inside can be heated to 400 degrees Celsius;
- Availability of samples with protection against splashes and dust. The extent of such security of you always tell the supplied instructions;
- low powerOscillating in the vicinity of 20-30 W;
- Pleasant light spectrum close to natural daylight. Although this is slightly controversial statement, because its light is characterized as "cold". And this is not everyone can be like when taking water treatments.
The disadvantages can bring sufficient high cost of those instances that have the requisite degree of protection against humidity. As an example, consider the model of a linear type «TCW060 2XTL-D18W HF»:
|The material of the body portion||polycarbonate|
|Material diffusing portion||polycarbonate|
|Kohler body portion||Gray|
|installation||Waybill or suspension|
|The level of security of||IP-65|
|cost of||1900 rubles|
A sample model of a linear type «TCW060 2XTL-D18W HF»
Option №3: fiber optic lighting
Optic lighting kit and a sample of his installation in the steam room
These lamps for bath completely waterproof. Here and do not need to follow the markings. All the matter in the physical properties of the fiber, which is able to pass through itself only do light waves without electricity. Thus, the projector itself is located in a different room completely dry and "tentacles" with glowing dots entangle the steam room and may even sink to the bottom of the pool.
Encircles the pair fiber optic lighting
As a result, one can say that a solid set of indisputable advantages:
- The ability to withstand temperatures up to 200 degrees Celsius. So bath temperature of such lighting system is absolutely nothing to worry about;
- The lack of sharpness in the light spectrumWhich allows to achieve the maximum relaxation when visiting a sauna room;
The soft glow of a streamlined pleasing to the eye
- Very low powerTo reduce power consumption significantly. Many projectors, this parameter is only 1 W;
- Long service life;
- Ample opportunities for room decoration. It can be a multi-colored light shelves, the creation of the night sky on the ceiling or any other embodiment of your imagination.
In this steamy fiber optic lighting draws on the walls geometric shapes
Such a lamp in the bath is ideal. And although fiber price is not the lowest, but once you get the kit, which will be enough for the rest of the steam room, and a very long operational lifetime. For example, let's consider a small set of optical fiber with a projector «VPL10L-E161»:
|covers an area||2 m2|
|Electric current is passed||350 mA|
|operating margin||50,000 hours|
|set of fibers||
|cost of||18740 rubles|
Sample kit with fiber projector «VPL10L-E161»
Option №4: LEDs
EXAMPLE LED lighting device
LED lamps can be represented as in the form of tapes which can be similarly placed under fiber optic cables benches in the niches in the baseboard or other half-hidden places, and in the form of point appliances, which can decorate an open portions bath.
The advantages of such devices is sufficient:
- low battery consumption;
- A wide range of color effectsAllowing original equip the steam room;
Purple bath looks mysteriously
- Resistance to high humidity;
- safety of operation;
- Ease of installation work.
But LED lights waterproof and also have a serious drawback: can not tolerate the high temperaturesThat is tangible problems when used in cabins.
If you stop your choice on the LEDs, it is recommended to place them in the bottom of the steam room. According to the laws of physics heat rises, and therefore, there they will have the best chance to survive the next bath day.
Driving increasing danger to the LEDs depending on the height of their placement in the steam room
The lampshade is made of wood for lighting
The casing for the light source selected you also has no small importance:
- protectslamp from any mechanical effects;
- diffuses the light, Making it more acceptable to place the bath procedures.
A wooden lattice plays protective and diffusing function
In the steam room often perform this function wooden lampshades.
Opting for wood is also quite clear:
- It is well matched with the rest of the interior of steam, which is usually also consists predominantly of wood;
- It allows you to give the frames a beautiful original forms;
For the lampshade with a hole in the form of a maple leaf in the tree to make a snap
- It has a pleasant tactile sensations that would be very helpful if you still ugorazdilo get close to the lamp.
You are familiar with the requirements to the bath lighting equipment. Also we learned and options for fixtures that can be installed in the steam room. Videos in this article contains additional materials, and in the comments, you can ask any questions on the topic.
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