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handifoot 02-23-2011 07:01 PM

closet lighting
I'm building a walk in closet that I will need to light. I know that NEC dictates that an incandecent bulb must be enclosed but what about low voltage lighting? I figure that it must run cooler than line voltage lights so do the same restrictions apply?

Also, if I were to put something like cans in the celing, is an exposed face of a bulb OK?

oberkc 02-23-2011 08:49 PM

Your assumption about low-voltage lighting may not be true. I have found, for example, that 12V MR-16 lamps can get extremely hot. Low voltage does not necessarily mean low power.

handifoot 02-23-2011 09:13 PM

Hmmm, what about LEDs ?

Saturday Cowboy 02-24-2011 01:55 AM

perhaps you should read NEC 410.0; 410.11; 410.16 they will help clear this up

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