New installation - I have metal light poles within 5-feet of the pool, 8-foot high. Believe it or not, I can't find where this is prohibited in the new, Article 680. I have some questions:
Q1 - Is the light pole (together with the fixture) considered a "luminaire?" The definition of luminaire is the light source, "
together with the parts designed to position the light source" so it makes me think that the whole thing is the luminaire. Even if I make them go to 12-feet or higher, the metal pole will still be there, and subject to touch.
Q2 - This metal pole will need to be bonded - and in certain situations that can lead to a fault being applied over the bonding grid see 250.52(B)(3). In reality, they are using the structural steel as a supplemental electrode. Does anyone see a danger here besides me?
Q3 - Under certain conditions, luminaires in the area between 5-feet to 10-feet would require GFCI protection. Why is GFCI not required for luminaires closer than 5-feet? Does anyone see a danger here? Is there something that I'm missing?
Thank you for your feedback.