I understand that NM cable can be run along and through floor joists in unfinished areas of basements. However, can the NM cable then be installed in a box mounted on the joist, perhaps for a light fixture or an overhead receptacle? Similar to the photo.
Edit: Thanks for the answers so far! Specifically, I am asking with regard to code requirements that NM cable be protected. In the situation shown in the photo, is the NM cable sufficiently protected to meet basic code requirements or is EMT conduit required?
Edit: The location would be Joliet, Illinois, United States. According to the city website, the city uses NEC 2014. The area will be an unfinished utility area that is adjacent to and on the same branch circuit as a finished hallway and bathroom except the GFCI receptacle.