Re: details for small bathroom lighting and outlets
To quote the National Electrical Code (not sure what edition):
410.10(D) Bathtub and Shower Areas. No parts of cord connected luminaires, chain-, cable-, or cord-suspended luminaires, lighting track, pendants, or ceiling-suspended (paddle) fans shall be located within a zone measured 900 mm (3 ft) horizontally and 2.5 m (8 ft) vertically from the top of the bathtub rim or shower stall threshold. This zone is all encompassing and includes the space directly over the tub or shower stall. Luminaires located within the actual outside dimension of the bathtub or shower to a height of 2.5 m (8 ft) vertically from the top of the bathtub rim or shower threshold shall be marked for damp locations, or marked for wet locations where subject to shower spray.
As long as the fixture attaches directly to the box (isn't suspended by a cord or chain) and is marked for a damp location, it should be OK. GFI protection is not required. I would recommend the bulb be totally enclosed.
Part of the reason for the restrictions mentioned in the code is so that someone standing in the tub does not grab on to the fixture if they slip.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.