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Does a room with two entrances require both entrances to…

Does a room with...

Does a room with two entrances require both entrances to have a light switch at them?

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Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

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Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

It's new construction and I'm wiring the house myself. I just have a little bit of confusion on the whole path to light requirement

Contractor's Assistant: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?

System is brand new. And I am the electrician.

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Only one switch is required, however for convenience you might want to install at the ingress and egress pathways.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What if I have more than two entrances from the outside. Does that matter?

NEC code is non specific on design issues, code says the switch must be within line of sight. In reality you can install 100 switches to control 1 light, but as I mentioned it is more for convenience on how you want to control the light through ingress and egress, most homes with multiple entry/exit paths have multiple switches (3 ways) controlling the lights in that room, i.e. long hallways, kitchens, etc.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok. Thanks

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