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Old 08-12-2008, 08:15 AM   #1
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Building an addition.

I have a new egress door coming off of the new sitting room. I still have my existing front and back doors.
Do I need a light there outside the door.?

If yes, can it be on the sitting rooms circuit, or does it need its own?

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Although illumination is not required at the door itself, illumination is required at all exterior stairways. That could mean a single step down to grade or a long stairway. The exterior light does not have to be on its own circuit.

For safety's sake, it is common practice to install a light at all exterior doors no matter what.

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Thanks.

I have a dusk to dawn post lamp just outside the door.
But, if I can keep it on the sitting room circuit then I'll just put in the light.

Box is getting full and didnt want to dedicate another breaker for 1 light.
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Provided there's room for growth on the sitting room circuit, no problem. There's no requirement for exterior lights to be on their own dedicated circuit.
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