Residential Outdoor Lighting Code
Alterations alterations involve replacing any lighting component system or equipment regulated by the standards.
Residential outdoor lighting code. A 2 b additional locations. Most homes have more outdoor lighting than is required by the nec. R404 1 lighting equipment mandatory not less than 75 percent of the lamps in permanently installed lighting fixtures shall be high efficacy lamps or not less than 75 percent of the permanently installed lighting fixtures shall contain only high efficacy lamps. 210 70 lighting outlets required.
This installation of lighting prevents entering a dark occupied room or equipment room which could result in a hazardous condition. Nec 210 and 410 lighting fixtures the basics. The residential lighting zone consists of all areas of the city zoned for o s r r e r r r l r l m r m r h prd and any other residential zone that may be adopted by the city in the future. Wiring in pvc conduit must have at least.
18 120 080 lighting in the residential lighting zone. Uf cable can be direct buried without conduit with a minimum of 24 inches of earth cover. Outdoor lighting attached to the building that is not controlled from within the dwelling unit shall meet the nonresidential requirements. Any outdoor lighting attached to the building and which is controlled from within the dwelling unit shall meet the residential requirements.
Single family homes built under the 2019 energy standards will use about 7 percent less energy due to energy efficiency measures as compared to homes built under the 2016 standards. Requirements for outdoor lighting are straightforward and are primarily intended to ensure safe and easy access to the home. Illuminated area of an outdoor lighting application regulated by the standards. Type uf cable is the most commonly used nonmetallic cable for residential outdoor wiring runs.
Introduction to electrical codes for lighting. O 4 11 lighting and the eye 5 practical issues and problem areas for lighting codes o 5 01 swiveled luminaires floodlights o 5 02 sports lighting o 5 03 wallpacks o 5 04 residential lighting o 5 05 laser and search lights o 5 06 decorative lighting o 5 07 flag lighting o 5 08 historical style lighting 6 ongoing education in. O 4 10 what types of lamps are used in outdoor lighting. The terms lighting outlet and luminaire used in the nec and local code texts generally refer to light fixtures.
Wiring buried inside rigid metal rmc or intermediate metal imc conduit must have at least 6 inches of earth cover. The codes shown are examples only and may not be current or accurate for your application or jurisdiction.