410.10 Luminaires in Specic Locations.
(A) Wet and Damp Locations. Luminaires installed in wet or damp locations shall be installed such that water cannot enter or accumulate in wiring compartments, lampholders, or other electrical parts. All luminaires installed in wet locations shall be marked, Suitable for Wet Locations. All luminaires installed in damp locations shall be marked Suitable for Wet Locations or Suitable for Damp Locations.
(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 bath- tub 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.
And as for the TRIM… Well I will let you google that but I promise you I’m correct:)
How about this…go to
and download their info…read it carefully any notice it’s specific trims that make a traditional recess can acceptable in damp or wet locations…remember the can itself is above the 8’ mark…it’s in the ceiling. All manufacturers offer these trim options for there standard cans. Always keeping mind that some of my manufacturers make wet and damp location recess luminaries without trims…it’s all about the listings.