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richy3333

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Existing customer has swimming pool that extends 4/5 feet above ground (sits on a concrete base). It's one of those where you swim against the waves. All well done and was very expensive. Because its outside he has built a timber building over the top of it (looks like a posh workshop) - Scottish weather and midges! Although it has windows the pool is now very dark and they have enquired about suitable lights.

I've tried the usual wholesalers and none can suggest anything. I've looked at some pool companies and drew a blank. The lights cant be recessed into anything due to the wooden structure and for zone 1 where they would be located need to be SELV 25V or 60V DC. The source of SELV has to be outside zones 0,1,2 Reg 702.410.3.4.1 etc etc.

Has anyone any experience and could you great people suggest any lights that might suit this environment?

Thank you.
 
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why dont you put in a led flood light 10 watts screw to the timber .or similar. how high is the timber roof .
and cant they be out side the zones .
 
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Ip rated led tape?
With a bit of imagination it can look quite good, or like tacky fairy lights... depending on your point of view. :D
 

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I thought only zone 0 (i.e. inside the batch/shower) had to be SELV, but zone 1 has to have RCD and be IP4x or better? (IP5x if significant spray, etc).
 
I think your right but I would go with ip65+ and SELV personally but as I found out here and I didnt get it at first until I did some calcs, voltage drop is a bit of a nightmare with ELV, I would not like to do swimming pool work :(
 
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We have 16m pool in my work place. Anything metal, doesn't last in the pool hall. The main light is LED strip. Well I think it is, because whoever designed/installed it, put it in a false ceiling that can't be accessed without scaffolding out the pool!

Whatever lights you go for, make sure the manufacturers guarantee it, to survive the chlorine damp atmosphere.
 
If SELV was used is there any kind of Voltage rated Fuse/MCB that could be added so if a fault of Low voltage(230v) was introduced it would trip?
 
Have you looked at marine lights ? They are built to withstand salty sea water. I've seen quite a few motor boats with underwater lights.
 

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