Okay you guys I have next question. And like all good questions this one begins with a story.
I was reading the post about a nick in a wire and read a couple of you mention that light switch in a closet is not to code. What's up with that? Why not? When I open a closet and it seems dark, I always reach for the nearest wall which is INSIDE the closet, find no switch, get frustrated, close closet door, find switch, flip switch, re-open closet door, stare blankly because after all that I forgotten what I was in there for.
My logic would tend to install a switch in a closet.
I have plans to install closet lighting in my wife's closet. I was considering LED source. The future is LED, and the fixtures are starting to get really good. Not only is the installation and fit and finish nice, but the design of the lights.
So here's the question; What if the fixture is low voltage? Can I locate a low voltage light switch in a closet? My source is 12v. I would like to locate the transformer in the attic and run low voltage down to the switch and the the lighting fixture. Would this scenario be up to code? would it be safe? ( I sleep perfectly soundly knowing my work is SAFE even if I know it doesn't meed code. ) I would probably use 14/2 romex to wire this all up. I was planning to indicate with a label that this is 12v. Is there code for labeling low voltage stuff? ( I would probably write '12V' on white E tape somewhere on the wire )
Does the tranny need to be in an enclosure? Or can I screw it to a joist? I know that I have to put a J box next to the tranny for all the connections.
What do you guys think?