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#18623 - 12/12/02 12:52 PM Fixture selection
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Ok all you resi guys out there, Gotta question.

The closets in my house each have a porcelan pull chain light fixture in them. These things are only marginally within code as things can get piled on the shelves closer than (I think) the code allows.

The question is,
Given your druthers, which fixture do you like to put into the closets? Put another way, If this was your house, what would you install?

Thanks

TW
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#18624 - 12/12/02 12:56 PM Re: Fixture selection
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2' single tube floresent just above the door on the header or a recessed lite with a glass lense.
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#18625 - 12/12/02 01:30 PM Re: Fixture selection
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TW
.... exnay on the porcelains.....

a thread a while back advised me to use undercab lights above the doorways, been using ALKO's , the ones with the skinny T-551/2's (whatever) with good results.....
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#18626 - 12/12/02 01:47 PM Re: Fixture selection
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strip flourescent is cheap, easy and legal. the Alko undercab like the hg-23 are nice, but more costly.
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#18627 - 12/12/02 02:01 PM Re: Fixture selection
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I like the idea of the undercab lite.....gives protection to the tube.
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#18628 - 12/12/02 05:01 PM Re: Fixture selection
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I usually go with the 2 foot fluorescent above the door. "Marginally within code..." Trainwire, those suckers are nowhere near code today. No open incandescent bulbs.
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#18629 - 12/13/02 03:43 AM Re: Fixture selection
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Mr.Escott: I put in the "marginally within code" because I vaguely remember a post that said there needs to be a 1 ft clear space around the bulb. These closets meet that, barely. Now that I think about it, I might have got that off of Sparky's post of a few months back.

No matter what, they will be replaced. The house is about 45 years old, top of the line when it was built, just needs updated here and there.
Thanks for your help, as always.

TW
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#18630 - 12/13/02 04:49 AM Re: Fixture selection
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You describe a "lampholder" and a lampholder is not, and never was a fixture, so the lampholders in a closet are illegal! Look at 410.8 in the NEC .....
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#18631 - 12/13/02 05:06 AM Re: Fixture selection
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How 'bout a recessed downlight?
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#18632 - 12/13/02 07:39 AM Re: Fixture selection
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yipe yipe yipe (little dog running around in circles after it got batted on the nose with a rolled up newspaper)

After rereading the code, I think I will put in an enclosed flourescent fixture just to make sure.

Just don't inspect me for a month or two, I can't afford to replace them all at once.

thanks
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