Extending a light into a closet


Old 10-11-05, 01:35 PM
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What is the most practical way to add a light into a closet that has no outlets?

Would it be wise to add a light operated by a battery?


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Old 10-11-05, 02:06 PM
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Electric lights in closets have special rules. They must be surface mounted or recessed. No hanging lights or open or partially open incandescent lights. After that it gets more complicated. depending on the type of light, there must be six or twelve inches of space from the light to the shelf, or clothes rod, and to the walls.

They also have the usual rules. Can't be from a bathroom receptacle circuit, laundry circuit, etc.

Battery operated lights don't have those restrictions.
Old 10-11-05, 02:08 PM
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If you don't need the light for extended periods, a battery powered light would be my route of choice. They should be available at the big box stores and come with the switch. Just add batteries.

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