“Where can I install a TV safely in my bathroom?”
Good question – it’s one we get asked a lot. Installing any electrical advice in a bathroom needs to be carried out very carefully, and in accordance with the regulations. The short answer is that our bathroom TVs can actually be installed anywhere in the bathroom or wet room, apart from actually inside the bath or shower.
For the longer answer – and this stuff is definitely good to know if you’re thinking of installing a bathroom TV – let’s take a look at the regulations covering what electrical fittings can be fitted where in a bathroom…
Why your bathroom TV needs to be compliant
All bathroom electricals come with an IP Code. Developed by the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), this classifies the degrees of protection provided by the enclosures of the electrical equipment. The first number describes the level of protection from solid objects and the second number describes the level of protection from liquids.
All of our TVs are IP65 rated. That means they’re dust-tight (so no dust can get in at all). It also means they’re protected against water jets. In other words, our TVs won’t stop working, explode, spark or suffer any damage, even if jets of water are directed against them in any direction. Reassuring huh?
Understanding bathroom zones
The next important thing is to make sure you choose fittings with the correct rating, according to where they’re going to be sited within the bathroom. Bathrooms can be split into four clear zones: 0, 1, 2 and 3:
- Zone 0 is inside the bath or shower itself. Any fitting used in this zone must be low voltage, (max 12v) and be rated at least IP67, which is total immersion proof. We don’t make TVs that can be fitted in your bath or shower.
- Zone 1 is the area above the bath to a height of 2.25m from the floor. In this zone a minimum rating of IP45 is required.
- Zone 2 is an area stretching 0.6m outside the perimeter of the bath, up to a height of 2.25 from the floor. In this zone a rating of at least IP44 is required.
- Zone 3 is anywhere outside zones 0,1 and 2 (subject to specific limits) and where no water jet is likely to be used. No IP rating is required here.
All of our bathroom TV products conform to the protection requirements of IP65 making them practical and safe for use in zones 1, 2 and 3; in laymen’s terms that means anywhere other than physically inside the bath or shower.
Reassurance for you
Our distinctive low voltage system and high IPX waterproof rating is unique to our brand and ensures a safe, resilient television even in the wettest of conditions.