What's Wrong Here? (Online Exclusive, May 30)

What's Wrong Here? (Online Exclusive, May 30)

This installation violates the rules of Part IV, Luminaire (Fixture) Supports of Article 410, Luminaires (Lighting Fixtures), Lampholders, and Lamps of the 2002 NEC. More specifically, the requirements of 410.15(B) state that metal poles can be used to support luminaires (lighting fixtures) and serve as a raceway to enclose supply conductors, provided that the metal pole has a handhole not less than

 

This installation violates the rules of Part IV, Luminaire (Fixture) Supports of Article 410, Luminaires (Lighting Fixtures), Lampholders, and Lamps of the 2002 NEC. More specifically, the requirements of 410.15(B) state that metal poles can be used to support luminaires (lighting fixtures) and serve as a raceway to enclose supply conductors, provided that the metal pole has a handhole not less than 50 mm × 100 mm (2 in. × 4 in.) and is equipped with a raintight cover to provide access to the supply terminations within the pole or pole base.

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