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Protective Globe Deficiency

Protective Globe Deficiency

A home inspector may mark a closet light fixture as deficient if it does not have a protective globe for several reasons:

  1. Safety concerns: A protective globe helps prevent direct contact with the light bulb, reducing the risk of accidental burns or electrocution. Without a protective globe, there is an increased chance of someone touching the hot bulb or coming into contact with live electrical components.
  2. Fire hazards: A protective globe also serves as a barrier against flammable materials, such as clothing or other items stored in the closet, coming into contact with the hot bulb. If these materials were to touch the bulb, they could potentially ignite and start a fire.
  3. Building code requirements: Building codes and safety regulations often mandate the use of protective globes or covers for light fixtures in certain areas, including closets. Home inspectors assess properties for compliance with these codes and regulations to ensure the safety of the occupants.

While some homeowners may consider the absence of a protective globe as a minor issue, home inspectors prioritize the safety of occupants and follow industry standards and guidelines when assessing a property. It is generally recommended to address such deficiencies to minimize potential risks.

Keep in mind that the light fixtures marked deficient may have met the required standards and codes when the house was built, and no immediate action is required. So, when your home inspector suggests replacing the fixtures, please know that he has your safety in mind.

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