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    Default Distance from Exterior Light Bulbs to Combustibles?

    Are there minimum distance requirements for light bulbs installed on the exterior?

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    Default Re: Distance from Exterior Light Bulbs to Combustibles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al Roden View Post
    Are there minimum distance requirements for light bulbs installed on the exterior?

    Check fixture manufacturer for any recommended installation distance.
    *as shown it's a Fire Hazard

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    Default Re: Distance from Exterior Light Bulbs to Combustibles?

    Common sense (well in this case its absent) bulbs should not touch combustibles.
    Simple fix!


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    Default Re: Distance from Exterior Light Bulbs to Combustibles?

    yes, but are those combustible? Metal or cementitious siding it looks like.


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    Default Re: Distance from Exterior Light Bulbs to Combustibles?

    Attachment 29102
    This is about as much info as you can get from a manufacturer. Recommend LED lamps. The NEC asks for 3 inches clearance in unrelated references.

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    Default Re: Distance from Exterior Light Bulbs to Combustibles?

    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    yes, but are those combustible? Metal or cementitious siding it looks like.
    It does have a texture.
    *Whats the thickest material made ?
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    Default Re: Distance from Exterior Light Bulbs to Combustibles?

    Thanks Billy, Now I'm dizzy I'm going with metal siding. Cementious would not have the detail at the edge.


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    Default Re: Distance from Exterior Light Bulbs to Combustibles?

    410.115 Temperature.
    (A) Combustible Material. Luminaires shall be installed so that adjacent combustible material will not be subjected to temperatures in excess of 90C (194F).

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