minimum distance from walls/ceilings for lighting fixtures

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by nelsonba, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. nelsonba

    nelsonba Member

    Sep 28, 2005
    Is there a minimum distance that needs to be maintained for wall sconces between the bulb and the adjacent wall? I'd like to put a sconce in the corner of a room, but don't want to use a corner sconce so I can match the other side. (It's for either side of a medicine cabinet). The medicine cabinet is going at the end of a room with a sloped ceiling, so there is no room to put lighting above it.

    How about a sconce and the ceiling? Is there a minimum distance there?

  2. 480sparky

    480sparky In the Trades

    Oct 8, 2007
    Electrical Contractor
    No minimum. If it's too close to an adjacent wall or ceiling, then it would be too close to the wall it's on.
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