As far as I know, the closest the code comes to doing this is in the International Energy Conservation Code (which may or may not be adopted in your area). Section 505.2.1 of that code requires that the switch be located in the area served or if located some where else it must be identified as to what light(s) it controls and must indicate the status of the light(s). I'm not sure what that last part means, but maybe a marked "on" and "off" would satisfy the requirement?Correct me if I'm wrong, (which I am sure no one will hesitate to do), but aren't things like this covered in building codes?
I would think that there is a good possibilty that while dad is in the shower the kids might think its a 'real funny joke' to turn off the lights on him...and when he trips and breaks his neck to get to the light switch whos funny now?
The same scenario could be applied to any habitable room...kind of on the lines of the disconnect being "within sight"
Is this not a "safety" issue? Hard to believe something this simple has not been addressed. Design issue??
Yeah, the kids would never just open the door and switch the light off to mess with Dad. :grin:Exactly.
I would think that there is a good possibility that while dad is in the shower the kids might think its a 'real funny joke' to turn off the lights on him
Your not missing something, your adding something that is not there.am i missing something here the way i read 210-70 a1 light switch shall be installed IN every habitable room & bathroom
If there was a requirement to install a switch within sight of the area served would there be an exception for exterior lighting or would we be putting W/P switch covers outside the building for the neighbor kids to turn on? Without looking it up isn?t there a requirement for attics with equipment?
Yeah, but CA is just small state with low population, what the heck do they know?In CA the switch must be located within sight of the lights it controls and on the other side of a door is not considered within sight.
Hey, we've had two actors as governor, and a couple that acted like ones. You leave our governator alone.:grin:Yeah, but CA is just small state with low population, what the heck do they know?
I hear they elected Arnold S. but that can't be true ....... who would assume Arnold to have a mind?:grin:
They have to have a certified lighting control system and areas ove 5000 sq ft are required to have overrides for the areas. The idea is pretty simple, if you're working in the office after closing you don't need all of the lights on, and as you are shutting down, the reason for the switch location is so that you know you've turned off all the lights.How do you turn on lot lighting in a big box store?