What constitues a UL Damp Rated fixture?


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Old 07-02-15, 12:02 PM
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What constitues a UL Damp Rated fixture?

I'm curious to know what differentiates a damp rated fixture from an indoor fixture. I know there are obvious things that properly sealed connections in the fixture itself and I often see (edit) Tinned Copper aluminum wire. But what truly makes them damp rated?
 

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The seal from external moisture. You usually won't see aluminum wiring, though. Maybe you could expound on your question a little and let us know what you are using, so we can tell if it is rated properly or not.
 
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Sorry. Should have stated this was a question out of curiosity vs. application. I've been wondering for some time and this last weekend I put up a wet location rated security light and other than the fittings and aluminum wire now realizing it was tinned copper.
 
 

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