light in a closet, attic, etc

Hi,
What are some of the good new ideas about lighting closets (not walk- in) and areas like the "triangular" side of finished attic, or a crawl space? These are places where you do not want (or are not allowed to) use an exposed light bulb. And why would you want to? It's big, it's fragile, sometimes hot, etc. So is there something like a plug-in LED light with a motion sensor? (I do have outlets in these places). Or an easy push to turn on light that's pretty bright and doesn't get hot. Anyway, what are the new cool ideas to address lighting in these areas?
Many thanks in advance,
Aaron
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There is a little LED device that has a motion sensor built-in powered by two AA batteries, about 4 inches long. I got it at Costco last year. I didn't see it at Costco recently but you could probably find it somewhere like Amazon.com. I use a couple of them to give some light in the shed in the back yard where there is no electric hookup, and it lights up just well enough so I don't stumble into the pick-axe and impale myself while entering the shed (but it's not super bright). Works really well for what I needed.
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I just wanted to add that I'm definitely looking for something that does not require batteries.
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On Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:00:25 -0700 (PDT), Aaron Fude

For seldom used areas, keep a crank-up LED flashlight. Very green.
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Dan


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On Mon, 13 Jul 2009 09:38:13 -0700 (PDT), Aaron Fude

The LED closet light has been recognized in the NEC now and products are coming on line as we speak. As for attics. I think it is hard to beat the garden variety "jelly jar" outdoor fixture with a CFL in it. They are fairly tough and the CFL doesn't get the globe hot enough to burn you if you bump into it.
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Aaron Fude wrote:

DAGS on LED light fixtures (but bring your checkbook)...
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If you have an accessible plug in the crawl space, get one of those clamp on lites with the metal shield around the bulb.
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chrisjpegasus had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/maintenance/light-in-a-closet-attic-etc-383677-.htm :
Aaron Fude wrote:

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One way that we have lit closets is to use microfluorescent fixtures (T4 or T5) around a door frame that is connected to a door jamb light switch. When the door opens, the door jamb light switch turns on the microfluorescent fixtures around the door frame. With this lighting solution there are no exposed bulbs, the lights turn on and off automatically with the opening and closing of the door, minimal heat, energy-efficient, and the microfluorescent fixtures turn on instantly and are very low-profile. In addition, the microfluorescent fixtures are plug-in or hardwire and linkable. My family has used this solution for our closets and it provides a huge amount of usable light.
Good luck!
Chris Johnson Pegasus Associates Lighting www.PegasusAssociates.com
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I use 36" low profile florescent fixtures which I mount just above the inside top piece of door trim. For control, I hardwire in the lights to a switch outside the closet door.
The light casts a broad, bright even light over the entire closet interior and the source is almost completely hidden since it's depth is not much more than the depth of the door trim plus it is overhead where nobody looks. The overall effect is great.
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