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Old 12/28/12, 7:23 AM
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Default Kitchen sink lighting

Is a light above a kitchen sink a requirement(NEC)?
First time I've not seen one installed.

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Old 12/28/12, 9:31 AM
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Anyone??
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Old 12/28/12, 9:57 AM
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I didn't find code in the nec requiring over sink lighting, but www.inspectopedia.com has recomendations for lighting
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Old 12/28/12, 10:05 AM
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No, there is no specific requirement in the NEC for a light above the sink.



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Code or not I still include the fact in my report.



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I don't have a light over my sink. Not really an issue for me.



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Old 12/28/12, 11:57 AM
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Default Re: Kitchen sink lighting

I don't have one either! It must be an American thing. My sink is on the south side of the home with a big window so that might be the reason why.
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Old 12/28/12, 12:13 PM
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Default Re: Kitchen sink lighting

Lighting above the sink and/or under the counter would all fall under the heading Task Lighting. In some circumstances, they are not required due to the adequate lighting provided at the ceiling area adjacent to the sink area.
I have one, but hardly use it, unless a certain task requires the additional lighting.
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Old 12/28/12, 12:32 PM
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That generally applies to Commercial and Hospitals.
Can you provide the training link Marcel for TASK LIGHTING as I have not seen it for some time?
http://www.tasklighting.com/

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Old 12/28/12, 12:44 PM
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http://forteelectric.com/LYHTask.html
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Old 12/28/12, 12:50 PM
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Training Marcel was provided through CE's but I can't find the info.
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Old 12/28/12, 12:50 PM
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I hope you guys are inspecting the halogen wiring .
It can be a very big issue finding 110 going through holes in the cabinets or transformers buried in walls.

Never heard of code requirements for residential sink lights in my life.
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Old 12/28/12, 12:54 PM
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Neither have I Bob.

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Old 12/28/12, 12:56 PM
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Agreed Bob and I had this same issue not more than 3 weeks back.
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Old 12/28/12, 1:01 PM
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The trick with our older eyes is to take a picture of a bulb socket on the puck as it shows you if bulbs are 12v or 110v so you know if there is a transformer.
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