As seen in the picture, I have a live junction box that is partially covered by a wall in a closet. There is no light in this closet, so would be a great opportunity to add one. Was thinking I could add a simple round ceramic pull cord fixture, but don't think it will work given the obstruction. Also, would be ideal, to somehow relocate the fixture (higher) given the box is only 5 feet off the ground. Thoughts?
UPDATE and FURTHER CLARITY: There is both BX wire (metal conduit containing hot/neutral) and NM going to the box with corresponding wires nutted. I'm not sure how responder is certain the ground wire is ungrounded, so that is first question. Other questions:
- It looks like the BX armor is not in contact with the box, so ground would need to be the ground wire in the NM bundle?
- Is there a way to add a light fixture to this box by perhaps cutting part of the drywall to allow to physically fit? Would this be a good idea? There would certainly be a bumping hazard.
- As mentioned, ideally I would want to move the light above closet door or to the ceiling. I believe sufficient information has been provided to this end for now.
- If I choose to simply cover, why does it need to be a metal cover? Added strength given it extends out from wall?
UPDATE #2: New picture attached showing wires heading to box.
UPDATE #3: For now, I have covered the box and will be adding a battery-powered light (if anything).