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Thread: 410.136(G)(1).

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    410.136(G)(1).

    I would like some help with a code change that I would like to submit. Right now, article 410.36(G)(1) does not require a luminaire disconnect for led lights that utilize a driver. I would like to amend that section to include a requirement for a disconnect for luminaires that utilize aled driver. I will include the changes in bold.

    410.36(G)(1) General. In indoor locations other than dwellings and associated structures, fluorescent or led luminaires that utilize double-ended lamps an contain ballast(s) or driver(s) that can be serviced in place shall have a disconnecting means either internal or external to each luminaire. For existing installed luminaires without disconnecting means, at the time a ballast or driver is replaced, a disconnecting means shall be installed. The line side shall be guarded.

    The double-ended bulb part. Does that need to be reworded as well?

    The problem this will solve. This change will address the lack of required disconnect for led luminaires that use a driver.

    What do you think?

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    More on the double-ended lamps. What about led's that use strips of led's as opposed to lamps? How do I word that?

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    I looked at a few of the old ROP's including the original {410.73(G)-2005 NEC} for this requirement and couldn't find any info that specifically referenced the reason for only double ended lamps. The good news is that for few code cycles the CMP re-wrote the language from the original proposal so the wording that you choose may not be that critical as long as your substantiation is good.
    Rob

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    All responses based on the 2014 NEC unless otherwise noted

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    That would be great if they modified the wording on this one.

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