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#12109 - 07/31/02 06:29 PM Closet Light sought...
sparky Offline
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I'm looking for a decent brand of small closet light,
~fluoresant...
~covered element...
~center fed for RX...
~preferably 12-18" length...
This would be switched via wall switch.

any help appreciated....

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#12110 - 08/01/02 07:05 PM Re: Closet Light sought...
Electric Eagle Offline
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Registered: 04/20/02
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Have you tried an under cabinet light? That's what we use primarily in closets, usually mount over the door on the wall. As for brand, sometimes we use GE, sometimes it's Lithonia Lighting.
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#12111 - 08/01/02 07:33 PM Re: Closet Light sought...
sparky Offline
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hmmmm......i'll ask my supplier.....
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#12112 - 08/03/02 06:08 AM Re: Closet Light sought...
ken m Offline
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in smaller closets i will use 12 or 24 inch fluorscent fixture mounted over a coverd (with 1/2" ko)pancake box mounted on wall over the door. i then use a clear plastic tube proctor as a guard. these units are lower cost than the under cabinet fixtures. ken m
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#12113 - 08/03/02 06:55 AM Re: Closet Light sought...
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Ken why not bring the romex into the light directly?.
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#12114 - 08/03/02 10:06 AM Re: Closet Light sought...
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Ken, I agree with Electricmanscott's comment about bringing the wire directly into the fixture. Look at 410.14(B). Your 1/2" K.O. would not provide access to the box.
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#12115 - 08/09/02 06:00 AM Re: Closet Light sought...
ken m Offline
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sorry i didn't explain the idea in much detail. the pancake box is mounted directly to the header over the door then the sheetrock around the box with the nm cable coming thru the box and into the fixture.
because of the narrow width of the fixture the entire pancake box is not sufficiently covered by the fix. that is why i usually put a cover on the pan box. if that makes any sense.
thx., ken m
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#12116 - 08/13/02 11:01 AM Re: Closet Light sought...
sparky Offline
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I ended up using some undercab fluoresants after all, thanks for the tip!
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