The Original poster asked a vague question about outlets off a junction box for a newly constructed wall. Lets reserve assumptive discussions about receptacle placement (not the same thing! an outlet is not necessarily a receptacle), etc.unless and until the OP indicates THAT is what he is asking about and the characteristics of this newly constructed wall (kitchen, bathroom, free-standing garage, mobile home, commercial office, etc.)..More horse's ptooties heard from.Unless its a local rule/ammendment that's just bogus. Name the jurisdiction, inspector and citation. Your not being able to fathom the general Code rule for regular dwelling units, I'll reserve comment. I'll also reserve comment on your personal attacks as well as your "belief" system(s). However, regarding the NEC you are not interpreting nor applying the the minimum rule correctly.
Receptacles 12' apart allow for no point on the wall being greater than 6' from a receptacle: that's the NEC rule. Wisconsin uses the NEC. Portable Lamps (UL 153) have cords, if your cord is too short get an extension or replace the cord with a longer one. If you want a 3rd lamp closer to your lamp 1 location than you can accomodate by pluging it into receptacle 2 location, plug it into the same outlet location as your lamp 1, duplex receptacles are the norm. Your decorating concerns aside, the code is a minimum rule. It is not a design nor a decorating guide.
210.52 Dwelling Unit Receptacle Outlets. This section
provides requirements for 125-volt, 15- and 20-ampere re-
ceptacle outlets. The receptacles required by this section
shall be in addition to any receptacle that is:
Permanently installed electric baseboard heaters equipped
- (1) Part of a luminaire or appliance, or
- (2) Controlled by a wall switch in accordance with 210.70(A)(1), Exception No. 1, or
- (3) Located within cabinets or cupboards, or
- (4) Located more than 1.7 in (5-1/2 ft) above the floor
with factory-installed receptacle outlets or outlets provided as
a separate assembly by the manufacturer shall be permitted as
the required outlet or outlets for the wall space utilized by
such permanently installed heaters. Such receptacle outlets
shall not be connected to the heater circuits.
FPN: Listed baseboard heaters include instructions that may not permit their installation below receptacle outlets.(A) General Provisions. In every kitchen, family room,
dining room, living room, parlor, library, den, sunroom,
bedroom, recreation room, or similar room or area of
dwelling units, receptacle outlets shall be installed in accor-
dance with the general provisions specified in 210.52(A)(1)
(1) Spacing. Receptacles shall be installed such that no
point measured horizontally along the floor line in any wall
space is more than 1.8 m (6 ft) from a receptacle outlet. (That's 12 ft apart!!!)
(2) Wall Space. As used in this section, a wall space shall
include the following:
(3) Floor Receptacles. Receptacle outlets in floors shall
- (1) Any space 600 mm (2 ft) or more in width (including space measured around corners) and unbroken along the floor line by doorways, fireplaces, and similar openings.
- (2) The space occupied by fixed panels in exterior walls, excluding sliding panels
- (3) The space afforded by fixed room dividers such as free-standing bar-type counters or railings
not be counted as part of the required number of receptacle
outlets unless located within 450 mm (18 in.) of the wall.
You haven't actually convinced yourself(selves) that your
own wild imaginations, fraudulent creations and inventions are
actualy TRUE have you???