Code Quiz: Outdoor Luminaire Location

 

Fill in the blank with the appropriate answer.

When installing outdoor luminaires, you must place the fixtures below all energized conductors, transformers, or other electric utilization equipment, unless _________ .

 

A. Clearances or other safeguards are provided for re-lamping operations

B. Equipment is controlled by a disconnecting means that can be locked in the open position

C. Either A and B

D. Both A or B

Answer: C

As per Section 225.25 of the 2011 NEC, you must meet one of the requirements noted above (i.e., either A or B). The intent of this rule is to make it safe for someone to re-lamp the outdoor luminaire.

Owen is the owner and president of National Code Seminars and the holder of master electrician certifications in 46 states. He can be reached at [email protected].

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