Switches, I agree are not required, but unless you have some type of switching means, like a timer, motion control, dimmer or contactor. The only thing left is the CB...
If using Circuit Breakers as a Switch, see:
240.83(D) Used as Switches. Circuit breakers used as switches in 120-volt and 277-volt fluorescent lighting circuits shall be listed and shall be marked SWD or HID. Circuit breakers used as switches in high-intensity discharge lighting circuits shall be listed and shall be marked as HID.
Circuit breakers marked SWD are 15- or 20-ampere breakers that have been subjected to additional endurance and temperature testing. New in the 2002 Code, breakers marked with HID are acceptable for switching applications. If high-intensity discharge lighting such as mercury vapor, high-pressure or low-pressure sodium, or metal halide lighting is used, the breaker used for switching must be marked HID
The way this read around my area, is that ALL CB's as switches are to be SWD type. Because fixtures can be changed out without permit.
[This message has been edited by e57 (edited 07-04-2004).]