Will be installing a halogen flood light (the rectangular kind with the
linear bulb) over my Deck.
The light has a nice flange on its shell (metal) that can go right against
But, I understand that this is not allowed by code, and there should be a
box, I think they are called Bell Boxes, between the light's flange and the
a. Is this "really" necessary ?
b. If it is, is it necessary to use one of those *threaded NM wire clamp
pieces that would screw into the back of the box where it lays against the
siding, or can I just use a bushing (possibly plastic, possibly metal) to
cover up the threads so they couldn't cut the wire and no wire clamping ?
It would probably work, but it sure would be a funny way to do it.
Would the NM clamp piece be inside the box, or on the outside of the box and
therefore pushed into the siding's wire hole ?
*not really sure what the correct term for this piece is. I'm thinking of
the piece that is essentially a bushing, with one side threaded (will screw
into a metal box), and the other end has a thing metal clamp with two screws
for securing the NM wire