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When were mains (230V/240V) underwater lights banned?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by eveares, 20 Dec 2019.

  1. eveares

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    I know some very old water fountains use to have mains powered underwater lights. Just wondering what the history is behind when the were banned and made presumably illegal?

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    We have a mains-powered submerged pond pump. I'm sure they aren't banned... or I hope not.
    Why should mains-powered underwater lamps be banned, assuming they have the same waterproofing applied?
     
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    Mains pond pumps are allowed, but I am sure back in the 50's/60's/70's there used to be 240v underwater lights feed straight from the mains used in ponds and commercial fountains. I was under the impression that these are no longer allowed and I wanted to know when did this change and under what regulation?
     
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    It would seem if they comply with BS EN 60598 then allowed under BS7671:2008 not got either BS EN 60598 or BS7671:2018 so maybe changed. But you need to be able to service from behind the unit, so limited where they can be used.
     
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    Memories from child hood.

    You would be at a restraunt with a pond and there would be a couple or brightly coloured spot lamps under water.

    Typically one or more would be blown, leaving just one :(
     
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    Never.
     
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