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#153631 - 10/24/03 09:48 PM Wall sconces  
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Are there any limitations on where you may place wall sconces in a commercial building?


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#153632 - 10/24/03 11:55 PM Re: Wall sconces  
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I don't believe the NEC has any restrictions, but the building code for commercial buildings does have a height requirement, of which I am not sure what the exact height is. It may be somewhere in the 6 foot minimum height range.

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#153633 - 10/30/03 07:34 AM Re: Wall sconces  
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Per the IBC, "Means of Egress"
1003.2.5.3 Horizontal projections
"Structural elements, fixtures or furnishings shall not project horizontally from either side more than 4 inches (102mm) over any walking surface between the heights of 27 (686mm) and 80 inches (2032mm) above the walking surface."


#153634 - 10/30/03 10:16 AM Re: Wall sconces  
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Well done! I've had to red-tag a few electricians for this. Also, notice how many fire extingiushers don't comply with this.

The intent is protection for the visually impaired. If someone needs a cane to assist their walking, the cane will hit the obstruction if less than 27" AFF. If not, their face may be what hits it. [Linked Image]


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#153635 - 10/31/03 12:00 AM Re: Wall sconces  
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This is a good example of the type of things we can learn here by getting aquainted with Codes other than the NEC.

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