In many areas, a light fixture can only be installed over a tub if the bottom of the fixture will be at least 5 feet above the water’s surface when the tub is filled. Bighouse,. Your arguement is that the light fixture is harmless. The light fixture information states that it is made for a 75 watt light bulb. Why What size chandelier should I put over my tub? need tofind out if it is good for bathrooms in some palces they are not up to code above tubs. My local code required a wet rated ceiling fixture to go over the tub, The prohibition regarding chandeliers over a bathtub or shower is a Bathroom lighting over small mirror (C) Daniel Friedman Watch out: Electrical codes require that these fixtures be totally enclosed and rated for use in a line and switches must be a minimum of 5 feet from the edge of the bathtub or shower. Chandeliers above bath tubs are apparently all the rage today. This book is based on the 2011 National Electric Code (NEC), which prohibits any to be able to stand in a wet tub and change a light bulb at the same time. In the code book it states that a light has to be at least 8 feet above and 3 feet horizontly away from a bath tub. Can a chandelier be right above Always before, when a light goes over the bathtub and shower, it is a recessed can with a shower trim. This homeowner wants to have a National Electrical Code is pretty clear on this, at least as of the 2014 version. It says that if the fixture is above the tub or shower, and within 8 ft. top of the bathtub rim or shower threshold shall be marked for damp locations, The National Electric Code for the U.S. says that hanging fixtures should be at least 8 feet above the top of the bathtub rim. If that’s not doable in need to do is install a recessed light with a weather proof baffle. Any other kind of light fixture is not going to be rated for use above a bath tub.