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    Flood lights

    Must outside flood light be installed on a switch, and if so if you could provide the section where the code is located?


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    Quote Originally Posted by iragarcia24 View Post
    Must outside flood light be installed on a switch, and if so if you could provide the section where the code is located?


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    For residential, there must be some (not necessarily all) switched outside lights at entrances.
    Energy codes, where the state has them, might well prohibit 7x24 lighting. Timer or photocell?
    To do maintenance on fixture, you would turn off the breaker anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDigger View Post
    For residential, there must be some (not necessarily all) switched outside lights at entrances.
    Energy codes, where the state has them, might well prohibit 7x24 lighting. Timer or photocell?
    To do maintenance on fixture, you would turn off the breaker anyway.
    They are photocell lights, some one told me they had to be on a switch within eyesight of the lights


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    Quote Originally Posted by iragarcia24 View Post
    They are photocell lights, some one told me they had to be on a switch within eyesight of the lights


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    Not in the NEC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iragarcia24 View Post
    They are photocell lights, some one told me they had to be on a switch within eyesight of the lights


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    That someone is incorrect. Goldy gave you the requirement, it just involves exterior lights at doors. 210.70(A)(2)(b).
    "Electricity is really just organized lightning." George Carlin


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    Thank you all for clarifying!


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