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).
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)