680.61 exception allows" luminaires " to be installed above a therapeutic spa or tub with no height limitations or gfci requirement as long as the fixture is totally enclosed.What is the NEC definition of totally enclosed ? In other words,what type of fixtures would be allowed per this exception?
Permanently installed therapeutic pools that cannot be readily disassembled are required to comply with Parts I and II of Article 680. The limitations regarding lighting fixtures over and around a swimming pool do not apply to therapeutic pools and tubs. The lighting fixtures in the tub area are required to be totally enclosed. Therapeutic tubs that cannot easily be moved are subject to the same basic requirements.
and this..... 680.62(F)
(F) Luminaires (Lighting Fixtures). All luminaires (lighting fixtures) used in therapeutic tub areas shall be of the totally enclosed type
i suppose your quartz' qualifies......very interesting contrasts in 680.....
Re: Therapeutic Tubs----Art.680#81964 10/08/0208:07 AM10/08/0208:07 AM
680.72 Other Electrical Equipment. Luminaires (lighting fixtures), switches, receptacles, and other electrical equipment located in the same room, and not directly associated with a hydromassage bathtub, shall be installed in accordance with the requirements of Chapters 1 through 4 in this Code covering the installation of that equipment in bathrooms.