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Steven Holmes

Steven Holmes is a staff engineer at UL’s Santa Clara, California, U.S.A. office. For fifteen of his twenty years with UL, Steven has evaluated swimming pool luminaires and has also evaluated electric water heaters and boilers and various types of household appliances. He has a B.S. in engineering physics and is a member of the National Society for Professional Engineers and is a licensed electrical engineer in the state of California.


Mismatching Wet-niche Swimming Pool Luminaires with Forming Shells Can Be a Shocking Combination

Installing an incompatible wet-niche swimming pool luminaire (lighting fixture) into the forming shell in the wall of a swimming pool or spa can increase the risk of electric shock or injury to the users. The luminaire may physically fit into the forming shell, but the combination may not meet the applicable safety requirements.