Wiring for a florescent light fixture

Old 04-27-07, 03:55 AM
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Wiring for a florescent light fixture

I'm roughing in my kitchen right now & am unfamiliar with installed a florescent light fixture. Do these need a box in the ceiling or is the cable just secured with a clamp on the light housing somehow? They will be moutned below the ceiling not recessed between the joists if that make a difference.

Old 04-27-07, 04:04 AM
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Dan: if you are mounting them flush, the casing of the fixture will be considered a junction box, so an additional one won't be necessary. If there is any space between the ceiling and the fixture, there will be a box required in the ceiling. Generally, however, junction boxes are installed in the ceiling, regardless of the type of lighting, since the customer may change his/her mind and not use the fluorescent originally planned. Better to install one and not use it, than to not install one and have some changes made that will require one.
Old 04-27-07, 01:42 PM
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If you do install the box and the fluorescent fixture the whole diameter of box must be accessible, not just thru the 1/2" knockout.

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