NEC rules on connecting luminaires
When connecting the branch circuit wiring of electric-discharge and LED luminaires that are supported independently of the outlet box, which of the following wiring methods is/are permitted?
A. Metal and nonmetallic raceway
B. Type AC cable, Type MC cable and Type MI cable
C. Nonmetallic sheathed cable
D. Flexible cord as permitted in 410.62(B) or (C)
E. All of the above wiring methods
Article 410 covers the subject of luminaires, lampholders and lamps. More specifically, Sec 410.24(A) provides the rules for connection of electric-discharge and LED luminaires independent of the outlet box.
"Electric-discharge and LED luminaires supported independently of the outlet box shall be connected to the branch circuit through metal raceway, nonmetallic raceway, Type AC cable, Type MC cable, Type MI cable, nonmetallic sheathed cable, or by flexible cord as permitted in 410.62(B) or 410.62(C)."
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