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Electrician question. I have a 2d 38 watt fitting in the

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Electrician question. I have a 2d 38 watt fitting in the bathroom but my new bathroom suite , white, reason is nice and white , except bath , which looks off - white. If I replace with say a fluorescent tube, say a five foot one, will that give me much more brightness and if so, how much more, i.e., two times more, three times more ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  carlday1 replied 3 years ago.


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Unfortunately the bathroom has to have special lighting because of the water and moisture in it. You need to have lights that are suitable zone in which the light is fitted.

Please see here information on zones

Also modification to bathroom lighting does fall under building regulations part p and you should really get a part p registered electrician to carry out the work but under part p you can change a light fitting but I am sure it should really be like .

A 38w 2D light fitting normally gives out around 2700 lumens and a colour tempurature of 3500K

See here information on light colours.

I would suggest maybe a different 2D bulb with a different colour temperature

You can get weatherproof florescent light fittings that would be ok to fit into a bathroom they may not look to great but would be safe to use. A 5ft would give out 5400 lumens so would be twice as bright as a 2d 38watt fitting.

I hope this helps