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#59962 - 12/20/05 05:04 AM Closet lighting
sockets Offline

Registered: 11/07/04
Posts: 31
Loc: Sebring FL USA
Is it true that those old porcelain sockets are no longer allowed for closets?

I am just wondering because I have them in my closet with a switch outside the closet and I was told to replace them with a glass shaded fixture. Someone else said a recessed fixture is te code.

Is this worth doing?

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#59963 - 12/20/05 05:16 AM Re: Closet lighting
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Registered: 12/14/03
Posts: 530
Loc: Bergen Co.,N.J. USA
... First of all,'s a Code violation to have an open bulb in a closet, have (4)options here,..
1... an incandescent fixture that completely encloses the bulb,..
2... a recessed fixture with a shower trim installed so that the bulb is not showing,.
3... a fluorescent fixture
4... put a blank plate on the box and forget the whole thing..

... There are even specific locations in a closet where your light can and can't be..See NEC NFPA 70,article 410.8

Tip:.. Take the time to fill out your profile, guy,..we all like to know who and (what) we're "talkin'" to..

[This message has been edited by Attic Rat (edited 12-20-2005).]
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#59964 - 12/20/05 05:42 AM Re: Closet lighting
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Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 196
Loc: Millis, MA USA
I think it should be mandatory that the profile is completed before one can post on this board.

#59965 - 12/21/05 09:18 PM Re: Closet lighting

Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 862
Loc: Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
I agree with LearJet9.

We are all in the trade and should at least share some details.
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#59966 - 12/21/05 10:10 PM Re: Closet lighting
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Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 57
Loc: Canada
Quite a few guys I deal with are installing "marine" style incandescent fixtures in closets


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