1. You have no switches on those walls.
2. If that is a kitchen you can not use countertop receptacles to power lighting.
3. You can not use lamp cord inside walls unless it is rated for in wall use.
As an "outsider" I am interested in posts such as exist on this thread and I am also intrigued by the different regulations which pertain under different systems in different countries.
At 1, you state "You have no switches on those walls."
However, I assume that "Light" switches could be installed adjacent to the socket outlets.
2. "If that is a kitchen you can not use countertop receptacles to power lighting."
Does that mean that if it was not a "kitchen" you may do so, or may you not use the "feed" to a receptacle (socket outlet) to power "lighting" circuits.
(Does this relate to "new" US kitchen installations being now required to have 20 A socket outlets, whereas US lighting circuits (and mos
t socket outlets) are normally 15 A [protected]?)
3. "You can not use lamp cord inside walls unless it is rated for in wall use."
Is the rating of wire for "in-wall" use dependent on it being "double-insulted" - or what?.
I realize that some may think that I am being "contentious" - and, perhaps, I am!
However, let me draw your attention to the situation which exists in my country (Australia) with but 7% of the population of the USA (while the USA has only 4.4% of the world's population!)
If you view http://www.clipsal.com/Trade/Products/ProductDetail?catno=2025XA
and similar sites, you will see that it is here (in Australia) allowable (and common) to have a "lighting" circuit switched via a switch located on a socket outlet.
While all such socket outlets provide 10 A at 230 V (min) (via 16 A "Breaker" and 2.5 mm CSA conductors [app AWG 13]), "lighting" circuits might be provided only via a 10 A "Breaker" and 1 mm CSA conductors [app AWG 17].)
Of course, all who appreciate the mathematics involved will understand that a US 20 A socket outlet operating at 120V is almost equivalent (in Wattage) to an Australian/European 10 A socket outlet operating at 230V - with a 50% less usage of copper conductive material in Australia/Europe, with but a very small increase (if any) of insulation material.
(i.e. Australian/European practice is more cost effective!)
If an Australian "lighting" circuit is provided from a 16 A "power" circuit, the wiring to it must be in 16 A rated wiring up to the "fitting" or the "transformer", and the Breaker must be marked as supplying a "dual" Power/Lighting circuit.
Of course, the additional switch in a socket outlet here in Australia may be used, instead, to switch a 10 A "lighting" circuit via a 10 A Breaker utilizing 1 mm CSA wiring - for both Line and Neutral - derived from a (10 A) circuit Breaker which will be separate
from any 16 A Breaker protected "power" circuit involved.