I know per code you can't run high voltage power cords behind a wall, but my understanding per this thread Why can't I (or: shouldn't I) run a power cord through a wall? is below 55 watts I am good. I am looking at buying this product Light Bulb and it says enter image description here wattage is 8W, am I safe to run this behind my wall.

Thanks in advance.

  • 4
    It's not low voltage. It's 120VAC.
    – vidarlo
    Aug 16, 2023 at 19:46
  • 1
    It is 120V - no, you can't run it behind a wall
    – Jon Custer
    Aug 16, 2023 at 19:46
  • That light can be hardwired. Is there a reason to not have an outlet close enough or not to wire a box behind the light?
    – crip659
    Aug 16, 2023 at 23:40

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It is the voltage not wattage.

Low voltage is below ~55v and has very few if any code requirements.

Does not matter if 1 watt or 10000 watts, if the voltage is 120/240 it must be done to code and code says no power cords inside walls.

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