We just remodeled the house and failed to put a heat lamp in the
master bath. The only place to easily put it now is on a vertical
wall about 10' above the floor height - roughly 4' above the 2 shower
Has anyone ever done an installation on a vertical wall? FYI - The
shower area is open to the ceiling which cathedrals over the entire
master suite. It's a very open space and very cold when showering.
if it's very open, you'd do better with a heater rather than a heat lamp. a
lamp is 150 watts, of which some goes to visible light. a heater would be
1500 watts, almost all going to heat. furthermore, the higher the lamp is,
the less heat you'll feel from it.
cave creek, az
Since my wife wasn't getting much sun a couple of years ago, and
was finding herself feeling kinda punk during the winter, I set up a
special light for her. I took a swag light on a chain, hung it above
her favorite reading area, put an inline dimmer and separate on/off
switch in the line, and put a 200 watt Grow-Light in the socket.
The light was 7 dollars from the Depot, total cost on the project was
20 bucks. A dividend was that the chair is in the farthest room of the
house, and was chilly during the wintertime.
She now has close to full spectrum light when she's reading, and often
watches T.V. with it on too. She is warmer, and during the summer she
can cut the level back. And I have it running with a little of the dimmer
in it as a baseline, so the bulb is operating at less than rated voltage,
likely last for a long, long time.
If I were putting a warmth source in the bathroom, I'd do it the same way.
A shower with such an arrangement would be more than just thermally
Problem would be that we'd likely use more water. Oh, well, it's pretty
My opinion, worth what you paid.
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