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Thread: LED Lighting rated for Underwater use - Safe?

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    LED Lighting rated for Underwater use - Safe?

    So, call me crazy, but I think some lighting would look cool around the inner edge of my pool maybe.
    I have to look into how I would mount it, but if I could put it in aiming kind of down in the water it might be cool.

    Am I going to electrocute myself, or my family with this stuff?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/64FT-20M-Wirele ... 3a815b09c4

    Any electrical people on here know enough about zappy stuff (that's layman speak for Electricity) to know if this will be safe?
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    Re: LED Lighting rated for Underwater use - Safe?

    Electrical code says that just about anything electrical that isn't a certified underwater light must be kept at least 5', and usually 10' feet, from the water.
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    Re: LED Lighting rated for Underwater use - Safe?

    http://www.torchstar.biz/detail.php?id=41
    States it's waterproof, not sure what the IP-65 means.

    Production Specification
    -Voltage: DC 12V
    -Power consumption: 36 watts
    -Waterproof level: IP-65 waterproof
    -LED destiny: 30 LEDs/M, 150 LEDs/5M
    -120 degree wide beam angle
    -Low power consumption with 50,000+hours long lifespan
    -Dimension: (L)196.85*(W)0.31*(H)0.08mm
    -Strip light features: RGB strip controllable by RGB controller ; single color beightness adjustment by dimmer
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    Re: LED Lighting rated for Underwater use - Safe?

    Did some Googling, since I had a spare minute.
    Found the following info as it relates to Televisions. So, If I mounted above the water line aiming down, IP-65 should be just fine I would think.
    I guess my only inquiry now though would be, lets say somehow the strip is damaged, is the electricity going through it enough to harm anyone?

    An IP65 rated television such as the TileVision is considered fully dust tight and has a waterproof rating of “water jets” which signifies these TVs are protected up to “water projected by a nozzle (6.3mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.” In most areas, this level of protection is more than sufficient for outdoor use even through rain, splashes, etc.
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    Re: LED Lighting rated for Underwater use - Safe?

    None of those are certified underwater pool lights, so none of those are allowed by electrical code (in the US).
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    Re: LED Lighting rated for Underwater use - Safe?

    Thanks
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