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[Luminaires and Fittings] (Special-purpose Luminaires) Submersible Luminaires, IFEV


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USE

This category covers submersible luminaires intended for installation in accordance with Article 680 of ANSI/NFPA 70, "National Electrical Code," in fountains and similar water-containing vessels not intended to accommodate the complete or partial immersion of persons.

This category also covers submersible junction boxes intended for use with submersible luminaires and other submersible fountain equipment.

Dry-niche Submersible Luminaire — These luminaires are intended for permanent installation in the wall of a fountain unless accompanying installation instructions describe the additional option of installation in the bottom of the fountain. These luminaires are designed for servicing from the rear in a passageway behind the fountain wall or, if mounted in the bottom of the fountain, in a tunnel underneath the fountain.

Wet-niche Submersible Luminaire — These luminaires are intended to be installed in the wall of a fountain unless accompanying installation instructions describe installation in the bottom of the fountain. These luminaires are intended for installation in a permanently installed luminaire housing (forming shell) in which the luminaire will be completely surrounded by water. These luminaires are marked to indicate the proper housings with which they are to be used. These luminaires are provided with a factory-installed, permanently attached flexible cord with an exposed length of not less than 12 ft. The flexible cord is confined in the luminaire housing by the luminaire and permits the luminaire to be removed from the luminaire housing and to be lifted to the fountain deck for servicing without lowering the water level or disconnecting the luminaire from the branch-circuit conductors. Luminaires with longer cords are available for installations where the junction box or splice enclosure is so located that a 12-ft-long cord will not permit luminaire removal from the luminaire housing and placement on the deck for servicing. To reduce the risk of product damage, any cord length in excess of that necessary for servicing should be trimmed from the supply end rather than stored in the luminaire housing.

Forming Shell (Housing) for Wet-niche Submersible Luminaires — These are structures designed to support a mating wet-niche luminaire, for mounting in a fountain structure. Forming shells are marked to indicate the luminaires with which they have been investigated for use.

No-niche Submersible Luminaire — These luminaires are intended to be installed on the walls of a fountain unless accompanying installation instructions describe installation on the bottom of the fountain. These luminaires are mounted to a bracket permanently secured in or on the wall or bottom with the luminaire completely surrounded by water, and are marked to indicate the mounting brackets for which they have been investigated for use. These luminaires are provided with a factory-installed, permanently attached flexible cord with an exposed length of not less than 12 ft that is confined by the luminaire and fountain wall or bottom. The flexible cord permits the luminaire to be removed from the mounting bracket and to be lifted to the fountain deck for servicing without lowering the water level or disconnecting the luminaire from the branch-circuit conductors. Luminaires with longer cords are available for installations where the junction box or splice enclosure is so located that a 12-ft-long cord will not permit luminaire removal from the mounting bracket and placement on the deck for servicing. To reduce the risk of product damage, any cord length in excess of that necessary for servicing should be trimmed from the supply end rather than stored between the luminaire and fountain wall.

Mounting Brackets for No-niche Submersible Luminaires — These are structures designed to support a mating no-niche luminaire, for mounting in or on a fountain structure. Mounting brackets are marked to indicate the luminaires with which they have been investigated for use.

Special-use Submersible Luminaire — These luminaires are intended to rest directly on the fountain floor or may be otherwise located in the fountain. The luminaires are provided with a permanently attached exposed flexible cord intended to be routed into a submersible junction box, or the luminaires have other means for permanent connection to the supply circuit.

PRODUCT MARKINGS

Luminaires investigated for operation only while submersed in water are marked "Submerse Before Lighting," or with equivalent wording, and such marking is visible after installation of the luminaire.

ACCESSORIES AND RETROFIT KITS

This category also covers accessory devices and retrofit kits intended to be field installed for the purpose of modernizing a luminaire, such as to convert the luminaire from incandescent to LED technology, or from line- to low-voltage and use with a remote isolating power source. These accessories include instructions that identify the luminaire(s) for which the accessory is intended. These accessories and their accompanying instructions do not require special knowledge or skills beyond that normally required for user maintenance activities, such as lamp replacement. After installation of a certified accessory, the installed luminaire is expected to comply with the same requirements and perform in a comparable manner as a new luminaire, relative to safety risks.

REBUILT PRODUCTS

This category also covers submersible luminaires that are rebuilt by the original manufacturer or another party having the necessary facilities, technical knowledge and manufacturing skills. Rebuilt submersible luminaires are rebuilt to the extent necessary by disassembly and reassembly using new or reconditioned parts. Rebuilt submersible luminaires are subject to the same requirements as new submersible luminaires.

PRODUCT IDENTITY

One of the following product identities appears on the product:

    Dry-niche Submersible Luminaire

    Housing for Wet-niche Luminaire

    Mounting Bracket for No-niche Luminaire

    No-niche Submersible Luminaire

    Special-use Submersible Luminaire

    Wet-niche Submersible Luminaire

    Submersible Junction Box

    Submersible Luminaire Accessory

    Submersible Luminaire Retrofit Kit

    Submersible Luminaire, Dry-niche Type

    Submersible Luminaire, No-niche Type

    Submersible Luminaire, Wet-niche Type

Other product identities may be used as shown in the individual certifications.


For rebuilt products, the word "Rebuilt" precedes the product identity.

RELATED PRODUCTS

Luminaires intended for use in swimming pools, spas, hot tubs and other vessels intended to accommodate persons are covered under Luminaires and Forming Shells (WBDT).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information, see Luminaires and Fittings (HYXT) and Electrical Equipment for Use in Ordinary Locations (AALZ).

REQUIREMENTS

The basic standard used to investigate products in this category is UL 676, "Luminaires and Submersible Junction Boxes."

UL MARK

The Certification Mark of UL on the product is the only method provided by UL to identify products manufactured under its Certification and Follow-Up Service. The Certification Mark for these products includes the UL symbol, the words "CERTIFIED" and "SAFETY," the geographic identifier(s), and a file number.

Alternate UL Mark

The Listing Mark of UL on the product is the only method provided by UL to identify products manufactured under its Listing and Follow-Up Service. The Listing Mark for these products includes the UL symbol (as illustrated in the Introduction of this Directory) together with the word "LISTED," a control number, and one of the following product names: "Mounting Bracket for No-niche Luminaire," "Housing for Wet-niche Luminaire," "Wet-niche Submersible Luminaire," "Dry-niche Submersible Luminaire," "No-niche Submersible Luminaire," "Special-use Submersible Luminaire," "Submersible Junction Box," "Submersible Luminaire Accessory,""Submersible Luminaire Retrofit Kit," or other appropriate product name as shown in the individual Listings. Alternatively, the luminaires may be designated "Submersible Luminaire, (Wet-) (Dry-) (No-) Niche Type," as appropriate.

For rebuilt products, the word "Rebuilt" precedes the product name.

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