email@example.com (mm) writes:
| On 21 Mar 2007 03:41:11 GMT, ddl@danlan.*com (Dan Lanciani) wrote:
| >| It's fine to install the outlet in the cabinet, although I'm sure it would
| >| meet the bathroom outlet requirement, which is to say, to meet code, you
| >| need an outlet outside the cabinet as well.
| >Speaking of outlets in medicine cabinets...
| >My house (like many of its age) has bathroom outlets integrated into the
| >medicine cabinet/light or over-cabinet light assemblies. It seemed to me
| >that it should be easy to find replacement lighting fixtures with integrated
| >GFCI outlets, but after poking around the big box stores and doing a lot of
| >Googling I didn't see any. At first I thought that outlets in bathroom
| >lighting fixtures were simply no longer allowed and/or that you are expected
| >to install a normal GFCI in the wall if you are replacing the cabinet, but
| >then I found some bathroom lighting fixtures with *non*-GFCI outlets.
| >(Unfortunately, the non-GFCI outlets aren't Decora so swapping in a GFCI
| >would require some metal work and would probably void the UL listing...)
| >Eventually my Google search came across a patent on (I think) the concept
| >of GFCI outlets in bathroom lighting fixtures. Please tell me this isn't
| >the reason for the scarcity of such products. :(
| I have no idea, but you can find the circuit breaker for your light
| fixture with outlet, and replace that breaker with a GFI breaker.
Actually I can't, because there is no circuit breaker.
I could of course intercept the circuit in the basement and install a
GFCI outlet inline, but I'm still curious about the existence of
fixtures with GFCI outlets built in.