Is a GFCI circuit breaker required for an Outdoor Floodlight which is
activated by a motion sensor/photocell?
From past experience, GFCI circuit breakers have constantly tripped when
used with a motion sensor/photocell activated floodlight.
Think about it: if the light developed a short, would anybody be shocked by it?
The GFCI circuit breaker (or GFCI outlets for that matter) are designed to
protect *people* using them.... in other words, outlets that have may have
access to water. The usual places are garage, outside outlets, kitchens and
bathrooms. Think toasters in the sink, hair dryers in the bathtub.... that sort
The short answer: no. Not required or even desirable. Besides, the breakers
Yeah, but is the outdoor floodlight connected to an outlet? Are other outdoor
outlets connected to the same circuit? _They_ have to be protected with GFCI,
which means that the circuit that the floodlight is on needs GFCI, not the floodlight.
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
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