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Posted By Topic: Outside lighting

Apr 12 2013 21:09

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?



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"

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.

Apr 13 2013 17:40

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