I am looking to add lights to some of our non-walk-in closets.
My inclination would be to mount a simple lighting strip above the
inside of the door frame so that the light shines on the clothes but
the receptacle itself is out-of-sight.
Does this make sense?
Is a flourescent strip light (say 24" or 36") the best choice here?
If so any specific recommendations on styles or models?
The NEC addresses this in 410-8. You describe if I understand, mount the
fixture on the wall above the door. You need at least 6 inches of clear
space to nearest storage space and no exposed bulbs. Ever looked into the
battery lights. touch on touch off
12" for a surface mounted incandescent fixture, 6" for a fluorescent
or recessed fixture. Note that storage space includes, for a height
above 6 feet (or the highest rod, if higher), all space within 12" (or
shelf width, if wider) of the back and side walls. Below this height,
it expands to 24" from the back and side walls.
So you can't legally install a closet light in a closet less that 36"
wide? That seems a little bizarre.
I am very surprised someone hasn't come up with a LED based light that could be
safely installed in the storage space. Of course they would have to get it
listed and accepted in the code.
If someone reads the code literally, the battery operated "tap light" is not
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