Can I do CFL recessed lighting in a recessed closet?
We're doing a project where the client wants recesssed lighting in a walk-in closet. The electrical code requires lighting in closets to be low heat floresecents, (to prevent fires in overstuffed storage areas, presumably). And there are no good florescent-specific recenssed lights.
We proposed to do a CFL bulb in a traditional recessed housing, and the cheif and field electrical inspector can't decide if this is kosher.
YES: The CFL bulb meets the spirt and technical requirements of NEC 410.16
NO: There is no way to know what a furture owner will replace the bulb with, and therefore a dedicated florescent fixture is the only way to meet the code
Does anyone have any expereince with such installations?
Posted Jun 11, 2009 4:14 PM ET
Edited Jun 15, 2009 10:09 AM ET
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