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Closet lighting #59962
12/20/05 09:04 AM
12/20/05 09:04 AM
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sockets  Offline OP
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Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 32
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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Re: Closet lighting #59963
12/20/05 09:16 AM
12/20/05 09:16 AM
Attic Rat  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 524
Bergen Co.,N.J. USA
... First of all,..it's a Code violation to have an open bulb in a closet,..you 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

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Re: Closet lighting #59964
12/20/05 09:42 AM
12/20/05 09:42 AM
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LearJet9  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 197
Millis, MA USA
I think it should be mandatory that the profile is completed before one can post on this board.

Re: Closet lighting #59965
12/22/05 01:18 AM
12/22/05 01:18 AM
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RODALCO  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 856
Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
I agree with LearJet9.

We are all in the trade and should at least share some details. [Linked Image]


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Re: Closet lighting #59966
12/22/05 02:10 AM
12/22/05 02:10 AM
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distributor x  Offline
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Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 57
Canada
Quite a few guys I deal with are installing "marine" style incandescent fixtures in closets
http://www.newtonelectric.com/lmr/lmr321072wh.jpg


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