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I'm planning to install a LED or florescent light above the door in my linen closet. Many of these lights are plug-in so I thought it's best to install a switched electrical outlet. I bought the Betterswitch BS210 so the light will turn on automatically when I open the door.

Are there restrictions regarding the placement of electrical receptacles in a closet other than they must be at least 16" from the floor? I would like to have the outlet as close as possible to the ceiling and door frame so it won't be noticeable or in the way. Is there a maximum height restriction? How about distance from the edge of a wall?

Any help/suggestions are greatly appreciated!


· A "Handy Husband"
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Any where you want it is fine. Mount it on the ceiling if you like. And is does not have to be 16 inches above the floor.
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