Originally Posted By: jmyers
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I was asked by a fellow inspector about the requirements for lighting/switched receptacles in rooms. To my knowledge, I only know of the requirement that it has to be there, none about the location of the switch.
I was pretty certain that the NEC only addresses the fact that every room needs one, not where the switch is located. Basically that means if you have a 25 foot hallway with three rooms off that hallway, you could have the lighting switches for all three rooms located at the beginning of the hallway, regardless of where in the hallway the rooms are positioned.
Come to think of it, I don't even think there is a requirement for them to be controlled by switches, they could be controlled by breakers, as long as you can turn them on and off from where ever the "switch" is located.