I am wiring up finish on a remodel and I noticed that the sub that put in
the boxes in the closet put them about 4" in from the header. I understand
that for a surface mounted fixture, flourescent needs to be a minimum of 6"
in and incandescent needs to be 12" in. This is a small bedroom closet and
my only guess is that the guy put them so close to the opening to not get in
the way of shelving?? What type of fixture can I use. I put up a mushroom
incandescent and realize it is way to close to the header to meet code? Is
there a small flourescent fixture that has a canopy that would cover the J
2002 Code does not allow uncovered incandescent at all. Distances you quote
are accurate, but they are from "storage areas", not the header. If you
have to relocate, I would use wiremold or something similar.
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