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LIGHTING - What is the Difference Between UL Dry, Damp and Wet Location Ratings?

Question:  What is the difference between UL dry, damp and wet location ratings?

Answer: UL Dry Rating: A fixture with a UL Dry Rating may be used in any area, usually indoors, which is not directly exposed to excessive moisture and water.  Any fixture with a UL label that is not explicitly rated for wet or damp applications should be considered a UL dry location fixture.

UL Damp Rating:  A fixture with a UL Damp Rating may be used in sheltered outdoor areas that are protected from direct contact with rain, snow, or excessive moisture (such as ocean spray).  

UL Wet Rating:  A fixture with a UL Wet Rating is suitable for outdoor locations that receive direct contact with rain, snow or excessive moisture (such as fog or ocean spray).   For safety reasons, none of our reproduction fixtures should be installed directly inside of a shower enclosure.