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680.22(B)(1) and post lamps #215719
07/07/15 09:37 AM
07/07/15 09:37 AM
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For the purposes of 680.22(B)(1) is the post considered as part of the luminaire? (2011 NEC)

Last edited by BigB; 07/07/15 09:37 AM.
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Re: 680.22(B)(1) and post lamps [Re: BigB] #215721
07/07/15 09:59 AM
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IMHO, the 'post' is the support for the luminaire. The post height must place the luminaire at 12' above water.

The few that I have come upon used fiberglass/composite poles at 14', and on GFI circuit.

You should check with your local AHJ for his opinion.


John
Re: 680.22(B)(1) and post lamps [Re: BigB] #215723
07/07/15 12:13 PM
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I agree with John on this. The post is just a support for the luminaire. If it is metal it needs to be part of the bonding grid too.


Greg Fretwell
Re: 680.22(B)(1) and post lamps [Re: BigB] #215726
07/07/15 01:28 PM
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Thanks Greg, I omitted the bonding on metallic posts.

Squeezing in posts between hectic times in the office.


John
Re: 680.22(B)(1) and post lamps [Re: BigB] #215742
07/12/15 01:06 AM
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We ended up moving one the lights. The original plans showed that we would have had over 5 feet but when the pool got dug and laid out somehow there was a foot missing, not our fault. They are post lamps mounted on top of a retaining wall so moving one was a lot of fun carving up the concrete blocks.


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