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Fixture selection #18623
12/12/02 03:52 PM
12/12/02 03:52 PM
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Trainwire  Offline OP
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Strasburg,PA,USA
Ok all you resi guys out there, Gotta question.

The closets in my house each have a porcelan pull chain light fixture in them. These things are only marginally within code as things can get piled on the shelves closer than (I think) the code allows.

The question is,
Given your druthers, which fixture do you like to put into the closets? Put another way, If this was your house, what would you install?

Thanks

TW

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Re: Fixture selection #18624
12/12/02 03:56 PM
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Wirenuttt  Offline
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2' single tube floresent just above the door on the header or a recessed lite with a glass lense.

Re: Fixture selection #18625
12/12/02 04:30 PM
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sparky  Offline
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TW
.... exnay on the porcelains..... [Linked Image]

a thread a while back advised me to use undercab lights above the doorways, been using ALKO's , the ones with the skinny T-551/2's (whatever) with good results.....

Re: Fixture selection #18626
12/12/02 04:47 PM
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spyder  Offline
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strip flourescent is cheap, easy and legal. the Alko undercab like the hg-23 are nice, but more costly.

Re: Fixture selection #18627
12/12/02 05:01 PM
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Wirenuttt  Offline
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Massachusetts
I like the idea of the undercab lite.....gives protection to the tube.

Re: Fixture selection #18628
12/12/02 08:01 PM
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Electricmanscott  Offline
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Holden, MA USA
I usually go with the 2 foot fluorescent above the door. "Marginally within code..." Trainwire, those suckers are nowhere near code today. No open incandescent bulbs.

Re: Fixture selection #18629
12/13/02 06:43 AM
12/13/02 06:43 AM
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Trainwire  Offline OP
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Mr.Escott: I put in the "marginally within code" because I vaguely remember a post that said there needs to be a 1 ft clear space around the bulb. These closets meet that, barely. Now that I think about it, I might have got that off of Sparky's post of a few months back.

No matter what, they will be replaced. The house is about 45 years old, top of the line when it was built, just needs updated here and there.
Thanks for your help, as always.

TW

Re: Fixture selection #18630
12/13/02 07:49 AM
12/13/02 07:49 AM
Joe Tedesco  Offline
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Boston, Massachusetts USA
You describe a "lampholder" and a lampholder is not, and never was a fixture, so the lampholders in a closet are illegal! Look at 410.8 in the NEC .....


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
Re: Fixture selection #18631
12/13/02 08:06 AM
12/13/02 08:06 AM
electure  Offline

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Fullerton, CA USA
How 'bout a recessed downlight?

Re: Fixture selection #18632
12/13/02 10:39 AM
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Trainwire  Offline OP
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yipe yipe yipe (little dog running around in circles after it got batted on the nose with a rolled up newspaper)

After rereading the code, I think I will put in an enclosed flourescent fixture just to make sure.

Just don't inspect me for a month or two, I can't afford to replace them all at once.

thanks

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