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#174453 - 02/05/08 08:32 AM Article 410.8(B)&(C)
JoeRossi Offline

Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 26
Loc: Washington, NJ
After reading this, would a fluorescent light fixture with no cover be allowed in a closthes closet? Assuming all of the dimensions are correct.

Thanks for your input.
Joe Rossi

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#174455 - 02/05/08 09:15 AM Re: Article 410.8(B)&(C) [Re: JoeRossi]
SteveFehr Offline

Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1192
Loc: Chesapeake, VA
Well, looks like this was thoroughly re-written in NEC 2008. They even changed the numbers.

410.8(A) is now 410.2
410.8(B)(C)&(D) is now 410.16(A)(B)&(C).

410.16 does not appear to prohibit this, so long as clearances are met.

FYI, Another clause was added in 2008 to allow relaxed clearances for LED & flourescent fixtures listed for storage area use.

#174492 - 02/05/08 08:48 PM Re: Article 410.8(B)&(C) [Re: SteveFehr]
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Registered: 07/20/04
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The LED proposal; was my first "accepted in principle".
Greg Fretwell

#174497 - 02/06/08 03:43 AM Re: Article 410.8(B)&(C) [Re: gfretwell]
SteveFehr Offline

Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1192
Loc: Chesapeake, VA
Thank you!! A great number of sparkies, homeowners, vendors and inspectors owe you a BIG debt of thanks for that one!


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