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Posted By Topic: Outside lighting

sam
Apr 12 2013 21:09

Hi
I am Planing on installing 6x 400w High pressure sodium flood lights on top of wooden poles. Usually at work in a commercial environment an RCD is used as supplementary protection. is this a requirement in AS/NZS 3000:2007? I cant seem to find it, also is there a zonal classification (damp situation) for outdoors?

Cheers,

Sam
   

well
Apr 12 2013 23:07

seeing as its a commercial issue then AS/NZS 3000:2007 does cover or call for RCD, however OSH may require it under their various legislation - "something about all practical steps"
   

pluto
Apr 13 2013 07:34

The previous post seems to have the word NOT missing.

AS/NZS 3000 has NO requirement for RCDs for a pole top floodlight.

The use of permanent wiring with an isolating switch near the floodlight would be an alternative for worker safety if working on floodlights.
   

unless
Apr 13 2013 17:40

it's part of a multiple residential, when RCD IS required