Closet lighting?

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Old 05-27-18, 07:57 AM
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Closet lighting?

OK, in this house there's switched porcelain lights installed abt 6" from the front of the closet. This is a bedroom closet with sliding doors, abt 2'x6'.
Can i just replace the light w a receptacle and plug in one of those 5w led motion/light sensor lights like I use for nightlights?
Would you move the box to the center of the closet?
 
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Old 05-27-18, 10:35 AM
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Yes, you could put a motion sensor. I would not relocate the lights as you need to stay 12" away from the closet shelf. The bulb should also be enclosed, not a bare bulb.
 
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Old 05-27-18, 12:16 PM
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If the sensor type bulbs are enclosed in a globe the sensing may not work. Another alternative is to use a motion sensor switch.
 
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Old 05-27-18, 04:54 PM
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An LED bulb would be a solution as the LEDs are already enclosed.
 
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Old 05-28-18, 06:13 PM
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sorry, i should have put this link in... I've used something similar to this for years in my bathrooms and near exits.

led motion nightlight
 
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Old 05-29-18, 06:18 PM
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That would be fine. There is no restriction for installing receptacles in closets. They may be required to be AFCI and tamper resistant.
 
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