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Can I put a light in a recessed shower?

I am in Montgomery County, Maryland and I had a contractor tell me it's against code to put a recessed light in my shower. The shower is 3' X 3' X 7'1" (3 foot by 3 foot and the height is 7 feet 1 inch).

Here are my questions:

  1. Can I put a recessed light with shower trim in that shower? (Everything I see says I can)

  2. Do I need a special high pressure light as it's under 8 feet tall? (And If so, what do I buy?)

  3. Any other code related questions that I should be aware of?

I researched it and put the light in and this contractor (who does this for a living) tells me an inspector would reject it, which I don't believe as recessed lights in showers are everywhere these days.

Thanks all. This is my new favorite site!

Dan B
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