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The problem you are going to have with your own pole lights will be a battle between you and your homeowners insurance and the battle will depend on which state you live in. Nothing will transpire unless someone gets hurt or if you decide to sell and a home inspector gets involved.
The problem with the ones that are installed on someone else’s property is the liability that will fall squarely on your shoulders.
The Party you get to evaluate you pole lights has already tested the components that the light is constructed from so all that needs to be done is the evaluation unless the fixture is constructed from components that have not been tested.
The field evaluation will be very costly and time consuming. They might look at only one but they might want to see everyone that you have installed. Then there will be the problem of the ones located away from the property you own.
At any rate no light fixture can be connected to your power system unless it first has the label from a NTRL. You will need to contact your state to see which NTRLs they recognize.
This is far different than installing speakers
Many times a Do-it-yourselfer will get a real good idea but although they think their idea is one of the best in the end what they have is a non-compliant mess that looks fairly decent.
The fact that you can move them easily in no way means that the receptacle is easy to move that you have them plugged into. Please tell me that you are not using a cord for this purpose.
We have had many rains some worse than others.Wait for a good rain, then you can gather them up.
quote; cord is supposed to be weather resistant says the guy at homedepot.
Now that's a recommendation that should relieve your mind of any possible worries.
Licensed residential and commercial plumber
There is no such thing as a weather proof cord. There are weather resistant cords but after time these will fail. There is no cord that is approved to be buried under plants or the leaves of plants. This will cause the cord to deteriorate at a rapid speed.
The NEC is a bare minimum safety guide line. To do anything less than the requirements of the NEC will constitute an unsafe installation.
Cords are not to be used in place of a permanent wiring method. These lights are installed by your own statements a foot below grade which is a permanent installation even though they can be easily moved.
Any cord end cap that is exposed to the elements must be plugged into a receptacle that is weather proof with or without the end cap plugged in. Any circuit installed on the outside for an end cap must be protected by a GFCI device.
In post #9 you made the comment that the lights were 40 volts. Just how are you getting this voltage? If the transformer is installed in the fixture itself it must be rated for the installation and I don’t know of a 3 to 1 weather proof transformer that can be obtained for any reasonable price. Then there must be an enclosure for this step down transformer as well as for the terminations at the lamp holder.
There is a very high amount of liability that comes with this type of installation. It doesn’t matter how much pull you have with the mayor or any other law enforcement official. Once you have built and installed these fixtures any damage done due to the lack of listing and labeling of these fixtures will fall squarely on you.