Bright Ideas

Options for Lighting Storage Spaces

Posted by Joe Lightman on Aug 22, 2017 1:00 PM

If you’re convinced you need or want to add light in your storage space, there are several options depending on your budget, whether the closet is already wired and how much light you need. Lighting for storage spaces generally falls into two categories: wired and wireless (battery powered).

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Topics: storage space lighting

Lighting Codes for Storage Spaces

Posted by Joe Lightman on Aug 16, 2017 10:27 AM

Both Canada and the U.S. have requirements in their respective electrical codes for lighting in storage and clothing closets. For clothing closets, the guidelines specify light placement and warn against the use of pendant lights and incandescent lights that are not lensed (covered) for safety against fire breaking bulbs. Both Canadian and U.S. electrical codes also specify the types of fixtures that may be used in commercial storage and utility spaces. More specifics on the electrical codes governing clothing closets and utility storage spaces are covered below. (image of professional master electrician)

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Topics: storage space lighting, electrical code for closets

Tips for Lighting a Storage Space

Posted by Joe Lightman on Aug 8, 2017 2:47 PM

This post is part two in our series offering tips and strategies for lighting small storage spaces such as home closets or utility storage spaces.

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Topics: storage space lighting, closet lighting