Electrical Code for a Bedroom Light and Switch
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This electrical question came from: Jennifer, a Homeowner from Fort Mill, South Carolina.
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Thanks for your electrical question Jennifer.
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Electrical Code Requirement for a Bedroom Light
Jennifer, a wall switch must be located at the entrance to the bedroom on the inside wall, and it can either control a wall outlet that can be used for a floor light fixture or table lamp, or the wall switch could control a ceiling mounted light fixture.
NEC Code for Bedroom Light Switch
- 210.70(A)(1) Lighting outlets:
- Wall-switch controlled lighting outlets required in all habitable rooms and areas.
- 210.70(A)(1) Exception (1) Lighting outlets:
- Habitable room lighting outlets may be switched receptacle except in kitchen and area.
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