Approved Wiring for Portable Luminaires

Portable luminaires shall be wired with _____ recognized by Sec. 400.4, and have an attachment plug of the polarized or grounding type.

a) flexible cable
b) flexible cord
c) nonmetallic flexible cable
d) nonmetallic flexible cord

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: b) flexible cord

Article 410 focuses on luminaires, lampholders and lamps. Part VII of this Article covers the construction of luminaires. As noted in Sec. 410.82(A), "Portable luminaires shall be wired with flexible cord recognized by 400.4 and an attachment plug of the polarized or grounding type. Where used with Edison-base lampholders, the grounded conductor shall be identified and attached to the screw shell and the identified blade of the attachment plug."

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