Closet Lighting

mike_kaiser_gwMarch 24, 2010

I need a little clarification with regard to closet lighting and the 2008 NEC. It's a walk-in closet with shelving/clothing rods running perpendicular to the door along the walls of the closet. The ideal location for lighting would be above the door.

Looking around the Internet I've seen references for 12" as the closest an incandescent, surface mount, enclosed, fixture can be to the shelf. I also saw a reference for 24" from the clothing rod but it was an municipal website which might have a different interpretation of the code.

Can anyone provide some clarification?

Thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ron Natalie

Well your AHJ is the final determining factor.

The completely closed incandescent luminare must be 12" from the nearest storage space. Now here you are confused probably is that you have to look at the definition of storage space in 410.2 which defines (among other things) as 12" to either side of the rod. Add the 12" from the rod to the 12" from the luminare and you get 24"

    Bookmark   March 25, 2010 at 8:13AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Installing 220/240V. 50/60Hz appliances from Europe
I hope to install a "Domino" modular system...
panchoandlefty
Wireless light switch for switched outlet?
So we have no overhead lighting in any of our bedrooms,...
vikingshelmut
1 of 2 security light bulbs keep going out, do i need a new light?
I have a security light fixture in my carport that...
tlbean2004
Searching Electrical Wiring board
Is there a way to search the Electrical Wiring board...
roofman86
Please Critique Low-Volt (Home Automation) Plan/Proposal
GW/Houzz Community, As always, I want to thank this...
Andrew K.
Sponsored Products
Hudson Valley 8000-AGB-MS3 Heirloom Aged Brass Wall Sconce
Littman Bros Lighting
Tender Shoots Lido Floor Lamp
Lamps Plus
Hudson Valley Bradford Restoration-Vintage Bath Vanity Light
1800Lighting
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Safavieh Rugs Soho Soft Lt. Blue/Ivory 3 ft.
Home Depot
Cyan Design Luciana St. Regis Bronze Two-Light Wall Sconce
$290.00 | LuxeDecor
Linen Cordless Push and Glide Pleated Shade
$24.99 | zulily
Kichler 340109 12 in. Universal Glass Bowl - White Alabaster Swirl Frosted - 340
$21.12 | Hayneedle
Saturn Stainless Steel Two-Light Tall Outdoor Wall Light
$359.00 | Bellacor
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™