Location Requirements for Wall-Mounted Pool Luminaires

Wet-niche luminaires shall be installed with the top of the luminaire lens not less than _____ below the normal water level of the pool.

a) 6 in.
b) 12 in.
c) 18 in.
d) 24 in.

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: c) 18 in.

Part II of Article 680 of the 2011 NEC covers electrical installations at permanently installed pools. Section 680.23 covers all luminaires installed below the normal water level of the po

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