Approved Types of Luminaires for Pools

A luminaire intended for installation in the floor or wall of a pool, spa, or fountain in a niche that’s sealed against the entry of water is called a “_____.”

a) wet-niche luminaire
b) dry-niche luminaire
c) submersible luminaire
d) none of the above

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: b) dry-niche luminaire

The provisions of Art. 680 apply to swimming pools, fountains and similar installations. As noted in the definitions section of this Article (680.2), a dry-niche luminaire is "a luminaire intended for installation in the floor or wall of a pool, spa, or fountain in a niche that is sealed against the entry of water."

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