garage emergency light circuit

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Old 01-05-13, 11:56 AM
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garage emergency light circuit

In my garage (1960ís house) I have one 15 amp circuit with 2 lights, 3 receptacles, and another ceiling receptacle for the garage door opener.

But there is a separate 15 amp circuit in the garage that has only one receptacle and one emergency light. Is there a reason for this kind of separation?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
 
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Old 01-05-13, 11:59 AM
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Attached or detached garage? Define emergency light?
 
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Old 01-05-13, 11:59 AM
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But there is a separate 15 amp circuit in the garage that has only one receptacle and one emergency light. Is there a reason for this kind of separation?
That's pretty awesome I'm an electrician and don't even have an emergency light in my garage. Pretty good planning on someones part. (Unless we're dealing with a rental property)
 
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hi guys -

If you lose power to the house or turn off the breaker on that circuit, a light high up on the garage wall comes on. In the normal state, when the circuit is powered, the light is off.

It's a Lithonia and I think I see something similar online labeled "Emergency Light".

Not a rental property. (But if I get any poorer I might rent it out and live at the "Y" LOL)

(attached garage)
 

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Old 01-05-13, 02:41 PM
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I think it's a great idea. Never hurts to have one near the electric panel too.
 
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Thanks PJ. Good idea about the electricl panel. Didn't think of that. I'll put it my jobjar.
 
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