California Title 24 requirements

Does California Title 24, or any other applicable code, require the light and the exhaust fan to be switched separately for a bathroom ceiling unit? Would this bathroom ceiling unit light be required to be controlled by a dimmer? And, finally, would AFCI protection be required if installing a new bathroom ceiling fan/light unit required extending a lighting circuit?
 

jaggedben

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Does California Title 24, or any other applicable code, require the light and the exhaust fan to be switched separately for a bathroom ceiling unit?
The electrical code does not require that. There might be something in the energy code.

Would this bathroom ceiling unit light be required to be controlled by a dimmer?
I very much doubt that.

And, finally, would AFCI protection be required if installing a new bathroom ceiling fan/light unit required extending a lighting circuit?
If it's extended 6ft or more then yes.
 

ramsy

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LA basin, CA
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Service Electrician 2017 NEC
Does California Title 24, require the light and the exhaust fan to be switched separately for a bathroom ceiling unit?
Yes

CEC-CF2R-LTG-01-E (Revised 10/16)

150.0(k)2B: Exhaust fans are switched separately from lighting systems, or can be switched OFF in accordance with EXCEPTION.

Would this bathroom ceiling unit light be required to be controlled by a dimmer?
No
150.0(k)2J: In bathrooms, garages, laundry rooms, and utility rooms, at least one luminaire in each of these spaces are controlled by a vacancy sensor.

And, finally, would AFCI protection be required if installing a new bathroom ceiling fan/light unit required extending a lighting circuit?
See 2017 NFPA-70 210.12(A)
 
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