Here is my question. I have installed a ceiling fan in the center of my bedroom. The ceiling fan has a remote that operates on a battery. The remote controls the fan motor and the light kit installed. If I mount the remote on the wall next to the door for the bedroom, does it meet the requirements in 210.70(A)? My electrician friend says the Code requires a switch controlled lighting outlet be installed. We are using the 2014 NEC.
Thanks for any assistance.
Thanks for the question. Section 210.70(A) requires at least one wall switch–controlled lighting outlet shall be installed in every habitable room and bathroom. A bedroom is a habitable room, by definition. The requirement anticipates a wall switch installed that is connected to the electrical wiring of the building. A battery-powered remote does not meet that requirement and it is not covered by the NEC.