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[Swimming Pool and Spa Equipment] Luminaires and Forming Shells, WBDT


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USE

This category covers luminaires and forming shells for installation in accordance with Article 680 of ANSI/NFPA 70, "National Electrical Code" (NEC).

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 dry-niche, wet-niche, and no-niche underwater luminaires for swimming pools that are rebuilt by the original manufacturer or another party having the necessary facilities, technical knowledge and manufacturing skills. Rebuilt dry-niche, wet-niche, and no-niche underwater luminaires for swimming pools are rebuilt to the extent necessary by disassembly and reassembly using new or reconditioned parts. Rebuilt dry-niche, wet-niche, and no-niche underwater luminaires for swimming pools are subject to the same requirements as new dry-niche, wet-niche, and no-niche underwater luminaires for swimming pools.

PRODUCT MARKINGS

Luminaires are marked to indicate their suitability for use in fresh water, sea water, or both. Luminaires marked as suitable for use in fresh water are also considered suitable for use in salt-treated water. Luminaires investigated for operation only while submersed in water are marked, where visible after installation, "CAUTION To reduce the risk of electric shock submerse before lighting" or the equivalent.

PRODUCT TYPES AND INSTALLATION

Dry-niche Underwater Luminaires for Swimming Pools and Spas — These luminaires have been investigated for permanent installation only in the wall of a swimming pool or field-fabricated spa unless accompanying installation instructions indicate suitability for installation in the bottom of a pool or spa. These luminaires have been investigated for installation with the top of the lens not less than 450 mm (18 in.) below the normal water level unless otherwise marked. These luminaires are designed for servicing from the rear in a passageway behind the pool or spa wall or, if mounted in the bottom of a pool or spa, in a tunnel underneath the pool or spa.

Wet-niche Underwater Luminaires for Swimming Pools and Spas — These luminaires, with the mating forming shell (luminaire housing), have been investigated for installation only in the wall of a swimming pool or field-fabricated spa unless accompanying installation instructions indicate suitability for installation in the bottom of a pool or spa. These luminaires have been investigated for installation with the top of the lens not less than 450 mm (18 in.) below the normal water level unless otherwise marked. These luminaires have been investigated for installation in a permanently installed forming shell (luminaire housing) in which the luminaire will be completely surrounded by water. These luminaires are marked to indicate the proper forming shells with 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 3.6 m (12 ft). The flexible cord is confined in the forming shell by the luminaire and permits the luminaire to be removed from the forming shell and to be lifted to the pool or spa 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 3.6 m (12 ft) long cord will not permit luminaire removal from the forming shell 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 forming shell.

Forming Shell (Housing) for Wet-niche Underwater Luminaires for Swimming Pools and Spas — These are structures designed to support a mating wet-niche luminaire, for mounting in a pool structure. Forming shells are marked to indicate the luminaires with which the forming shells have been investigated for use.

No-niche Underwater Luminaires for Swimming Pools and Spas — These luminaires have been investigated for mounting to a bracket permanently secured in or on the pool or spa wall or bottom where the luminaire will be completely surrounded by water, and are marked to indicate the mounting bracket for which they have been investigated for use. The information provided above for wet-niche luminaires regarding installation location and the provided flexible cord also applies to no-niche luminaires.

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

Underwater Luminaires for Aboveground Storable Swimming Pools — These luminaires have been investigated for use with an aboveground storable pool. They include all three of the following factory-provided parts:

1. Lamp assembly for temporary installation on or through the wall of an aboveground pool
2. Transformer or ground-fault circuit interrupter assembly provided with a 0.9 m - 1.8 m (3 - 6 ft) power-supply cord for connection to a source of supply and for temporary mounting away from the pool
3. Flexible cord of not less than 7.6 m (25 ft) in length

These luminaires have been investigated for installation with the top of the lens not less than 200 mm (8 in.) below the top of the pool. A hole through the pool wall may be required for luminaire installation.

Fiber Optic Luminaires for Swimming Pools and Spas — These luminaires consist of a lamp/electrical enclosure that has been investigated for permanent mounting not less than 1.5 m (5 ft) from the pool or spa wall and a fiber optic element and associated fittings to transmit the light to the pool or spa. The lamp/electrical enclosure has been investigated for installation above the level at which water splashed from the pool or spa or from another source may collect.

PRODUCT IDENTITY

One of the following product identities appears on the product:

   

    Dry-niche Underwater Luminaire for Swimming Pool

    Fiber Optic Luminaire for Swimming Pool

    Forming Shell for Wet-niche Luminaire

    Housing for Wet-niche Luminaire

    Mounting Bracket for No-niche Luminaire

    No-niche Underwater Luminaire for Swimming Pool

    Underwater Luminaire Accessory

   

    Underwater Luminaire for Aboveground Storable Swimming Pool

    Underwater Luminaire Retrofit Kit

    Wet-niche Underwater Luminaire for Swimming Pool


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

RELATED PRODUCTS

See Submersible Luminaires (IFEV) for underwater luminaires intended for use in fountains and similar water-containing vessels not intended to accommodate the complete or partial immersion of persons.

See Swimming Pool Junction Boxes (WCEZ) for junction boxes intended for use with wet-niche luminaires and their forming shells. See Swimming Pool and Spa Transformers (WDGV) for transformers for use to supply swimming pool and spa luminaires. See Potting Compounds (WCRY) for compounds for the user to encapsulate grounding and bonding conductor splices in swimming pool, spa or fountain equipment, including luminaires, forming shells and junction boxes.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information, see Swimming Pool and Spa Equipment (WABX) and Electrical Equipment for Use in Ordinary Locations (AALZ).

REQUIREMENTS

The basic standard used to investigate products in this category is UL 676, "Underwater 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 as appropriate:

  • Dry-niche Underwater Luminaire for Swimming Pool
  • Rebuilt Dry-niche Underwater Luminaire for Swimming Pool
  • Wet-niche Underwater Luminaire for Swimming Pool
  • Rebuilt Wet-niche Underwater Luminaire for Swimming Pool
  • Forming Shell (or Housing) for Wet-niche Luminaire
  • No-niche Underwater Luminaire for Swimming Pool
  • Rebuilt No-niche Underwater Luminaire for Swimming Pool
  • Mounting Bracket for No-niche Luminaire
  • Underwater Luminaire for Aboveground Storable Swimming Pool
  • Underwater Luminaire Retrofit Kit
  • Fiber Optic Luminaire for Swimming Pool
  • Underwater Luminaire Accessory

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Last Updated on 2017-12-12
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