Forgetting about what each of us would do, or what the NFPAs intent is, what does 210.70 state?
Lighting Outlet. An outlet intended for the direct connection of a lampholder, a luminaire (lighting fixture), or a pendant cord terminating in a lampholder.
Notice it states "intended", it does not state "equipped with"
The 2002 NEC use the word Luminaire over 250 times, why not here in 210.70?
The exception that allows "receptacles controlled by a wall switch" specifically states receptacles, not receptacle outlets.
Still we are not required to leave a floor lamp.
Tacky or not
that is how I see it.
I am interested in how this can be interpreted any other way?