Lighting fixtures in closets


Old 12-16-06, 05:38 PM
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Lighting fixtures in closets

We have a new house that was built in 2004, and the builder said that lights cannot be installed in closets although our master closet has one. None of the other 2 closets upstairs have lights.

We are finishing a room downstairs that has a closet and want to install one. The contractor says that we can, I guess I'm confused. Does it depend on the size of the closet? Is something new to the National Electrical Code? We live in Kansas...

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Old 12-16-06, 06:39 PM
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The size of the closet is what is important.
Old 12-16-06, 08:22 PM
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The lamp in the fixture must be protected.

EX: Recessed,must have a sealed lense, (similar to a shower trim).Incandescents must meet distance requirements.
Flourescent: If on the ceiling must have a protective sheild. However, If placed above the closet door, can have an exposed lamp.(on the wall above the door).
Old 12-19-06, 04:32 PM
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closet light

closet lights must be totaly protected from the bulb getting broke. get light fixture that how a globe that goes around the bulbs, glass, plastic..etc. if the light is mounted on ceiling and at least two feet wawy from the nearest shelf you are okay. put light on switch at door.

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