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We have "stuff" in the crawl space (4' hi) so we need switched lighting for that space.
Two questions: (1) can I run power to the switch at the head of the crawl space stairs which are located in a ground floor utility room from a GFCI outlet? In other words the switch (and the light) would be GFCI protected.
I'd rather be in the dark in the crawl space than have a fire there because of a short that the GFCI would protect against.
(2) can the crawlspace light be plugged into an outlet controlled by the switch at the head of the stairs or does the light need to be directly wired to the switch?