National Electrical Installation Standards

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Question:

Can a pendant style (hanging) LED light fixture with a hard wired pigtail (277v) cord be hardwired to a Junction box? They do not move, but they are not rigid and they are up 10' above the work area.

Eric Harrington

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Answer:

Hey Eric thanks for your question. Yes, flexible cord is allowed for pendants as stated in 400.10(A)(1) and luminaires in 400.10(A)(2). Luminaires must be listed as stated in 410.6 so the instructions for listed equipment must be followed as stated in 110.3(B) and the conditions in 410.62(C) apply.

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