Deck Light Wiring Question

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Old 03-21-09, 06:05 AM
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Deck Light Wiring Question

Hello,

Will be installing a halogen flood light (the rectangular kind with the linear bulb) over my Deck.

The light has a nice flanged base on its shell (metal) that can go right against the siding.

But, I understand that this is not allowed by code, and there should be a metal box, I think they are called Bell Boxes, between the light's flange and the wood siding.

Is this "really" necessary and required by the NEC Code ?

There is plenty of room to put the splices right inside of the lamp's metal flange base.

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Old 03-21-09, 02:52 PM
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Nope, gotta use a box. Doesn't have to be metal. Could be hard plastic. Better to use a pancake box against the sub boards. What type siding? If vinyl, cut the siding the size of the pancake box and mount the light to the pancake box. Or you could use a mounting block for vinyl siding.
 
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