210.11 Branch Circuits Required
(1) Small-Appliance Branch Circuits.
In addition to the number of branch circuits required by other parts of this section, two or more 20-ampere small-appliance branch circuits shall be provided for all receptacle outlets specified by 210.52(B).
(2) Laundry Branch Circuits: In addition to the number of branch circuits required by other parts of this section, at least one additional 20-ampere branch circuit shall be provided to supply the laundry receptacle outlet(s) required by 210.52(F). This circuit shall have no other outlets.
(3) Bathroom Branch Circuits: In addition to the number of branch circuits required by other parts of this section, at least one 20-ampere branch circuit shall be provided to supply bathroom receptacle outlet(s). Such circuits shall have no other outlets.
Exception: Where the 20-ampere circuit supplies a single bathroom, outlets for other equipment within the same bathroom shall be permitted to be supplied.
210.52 Dwelling Unit 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 accordance with the following.
Spacing: Receptacles shall be installed such that no point measured horizontally along the floor line in any wall space is more than 6 ft. from a receptacle outlet.
Wall Space: As used in this section, a wall space shall include the following:
(1) Any space 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 freestanding bar-type counters or railings
(B) Small Appliances
(1) Receptacle Outlets Served: In the kitchen, pantry, breakfast room, dining room, or similar area of a dwelling unit, the two or more 20-ampere small-appliance branch circuits required by 210.11(C)(1) shall serve all wall and floor receptacle, all countertop outlets, and receptacle outlets for refrigeration equipment.
Exception No. 1: In addition to the required receptacles specified by 210.52, switched receptacles supplied from a general-purpose branch circuit as defined in 210.70(A)(1),
Exception No. 2: The receptacle outlet for refrigeration equipment shall be permitted to be supplied from an individual branch circuit rated 15 amperes or greater.
(2) No Other Outlets: The two or more small-appliance branch circuits specified in 210.52(B)(1) shall have no other outlets.
Exception No. 1: A receptacle installed solely for the electrical supply to and support of an electric clock in any of the rooms specified in 210.52(B)(1).
Exception No. 2: Receptacles installed to provide power for supplemental equipment and lighting on gas-fired ranges, ovens, or counter-mounted cooking units.
(3) Kitchen Receptacle Requirements: Receptacles installed in a kitchen to serve countertop surfaces shall be supplied by not fewer than two small-appliance branch circuits, either or both of which shall also be permitted to supply receptacle outlets in the same kitchen and in other rooms specified in 210.52(B)(1). Additional small appliance branch circuits shall be permitted to supply receptacle outlets in the kitchen.
(C) Countertops: In kitchens, pantries, breakfast rooms, dining rooms, and similar areas of dwelling units, receptacle outlets for countertop spaces shall be installed in accordance with the following.
Where a range, counter-mounted cooking unit, or sink is installed in an island or peninsular countertop and the width of the countertop behind the range, counter-mounted cooking unit, or sink is less than 12 in., the range, counter-mounted cooking unit, or sink is considered to divide the countertop space into two separate countertop spaces.
(1) Wall Countertop Spaces: A receptacle outlet shall be installed at each wall countertop space that is 12 in. or wider. Receptacle outlets shall be installed so that no point along the wall line is more than 24 in. measured horizontally from a receptacle outlet in that space.
Exception: Receptacle outlets shall not be required on a wall directly behind a range, counter-mounted cooking unit, or sink in the installation described in Figure 210.52(C)(1).
(2) Island Countertop Spaces: At least one receptacle shall be installed at each island countertop space with a long dimension of 24 in. or greater and a short dimension of 12 in. or greater.
(3) Peninsular Countertop Spaces: At least one receptacle outlet shall be installed at each peninsular countertop space with a long dimension of 24 in. or greater and a short dimension of 12 in. or greater. A peninsular countertop is measured from the connecting edge.
(4) Separate Spaces: Countertop spaces separated by range tops, refrigerators, or sinks shall be considered as separate countertop spaces.
(5) Receptacle Outlet Location: Receptacle outlets shall be located above, but not more than 20 in. above, the countertop. Receptacle outlets rendered not readily accessible by appliances fastened in place, appliance garages, sinks, or range tops as covered in 210.52(C)(1), Exception, or appliances occupying dedicated space shall not be considered as these required outlets.
Exception to (5): To comply with the conditions specified in (1) or (2), receptacle outlets shall be permitted to be mounted not more than12 in. below the countertop. Receptacles mounted below a countertop in accordance with this exception shall not be located where the countertop extends more than 6 in. beyond its support base.
(D) Bathrooms: In dwelling units, at least one receptacle outlet shall be installed in bathrooms within 3 ft. of the outside edge of each basin. The receptacle outlet shall be located on a wall or partition that is adjacent to the basin or basin countertop, or installed on the side or face of the basin cabinet not more than 12 in. below the countertop.
(E) Outdoor Outlets: For a one-family dwelling and each unit of a two-family dwelling that is at grade level, at least one receptacle outlet accessible while standing at grade level and located not more than 6 ft. above grade shall be installed at the front and back of the dwelling.
Balconies, Decks, and Porches: Balconies, decks, and porches that are accessible from inside the dwelling unit shall have at least one receptacle outlet installed within the perimeter of the balcony, deck, or porch. The receptacle shall not be located more than 6 ft. above the balcony, deck, or porch surface.
Exception to (3): Balconies, decks, or porches with a usable area of less than 20 sq. ft. are not required to have a receptacle installed.
(F) Laundry Areas: In dwelling units, at least one receptacle outlet shall be installed for the laundry.
Exception No. 1: In a dwelling unit that is an apartment or living area in a multifamily building where laundry facilities are provided on the premises and are available to all building occupants, a laundry receptacle shall not be required.
Exception No. 2: In other than one-family dwellings where laundry facilities are not to be installed or permitted, a laundry receptacle shall not be required.
(G) Garages: For a one-family dwelling, the following provisions shall apply:
(1) At least one receptacle outlet, in addition to those for specific equipment, shall be installed in each attached garage, and in each detached garage with electric power.
(H) Hallways: In dwelling units, hallways of 10 ft or more in length shall have at least one receptacle outlet. As used in this subsection, the hall length shall be considered the length along the centerline of the hall without passing through a doorway.
(5) Tamper-Resistant Receptacles. Listed tamper resistant receptacles shall be provided where replacements are made at receptacle outlets that are required to be tamper-resistant elsewhere in this Code .
(6) Weather-Resistant Receptacles. Weather-resistant receptacles shall be provided where replacements are made at receptacle outlets that are required to be so protected elsewhere in this Code .
210.63 Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Equipment Outlet.
A 125-volt, single-phase, 15- or 20- ampere-rated receptacle outlet shall be installed at an accessible location for the servicing of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment.
The receptacle shall be located on the same level and within 25 ft. of the heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. The receptacle outlet shall not be connected to the load side of the equipment disconnecting means.
Exception: A receptacle outlet shall not be required at one- and two-family dwellings for the service of evaporative coolers.
210.70 Lighting Outlets Required.
Habitable Rooms: At least one wall switch–controlled lighting outlet shall be installed in every habitable room and bathroom.
Exception No. 1: In other than kitchens and bathrooms, one or more receptacles controlled by a wall switch shall be permitted in lieu of lighting outlets.
Exception No. 2: Lighting outlets shall be permitted to be controlled by occupancy sensors that are (1) in addition to wall switches or (2) located at a customary wall switch location and equipped with a manual override that will allow the sensor to function as a wall switch.
(a) At least one wall switch–controlled lighting outlet shall be installed in hallways, stairways, attached garages, and detached garages with electric power.
(b) For dwelling units, attached garages, and detached garages with electric power, at least one wall switch–controlled lighting outlet shall be installed to provide illumination on the exterior side of outdoor entrances or exits with grade level access. A vehicle door in a garage shall not be considered as an outdoor entrance or exit.
(c) Where one or more lighting outlet(s) are installed for interior stairways, there shall be a wall switch at each floor level, and landing level that includes an entryway, to control the lighting outlet(s) where the stairway between floor levels has six risers or more.
Exception: In hallways, in stairways, and at outdoor entrances, remote, central, or automatic control of lighting shall be permitted.
Storage or Equipment Spaces: For attics, under-floor spaces, utility rooms, and basements, at least one lighting outlet containing a switch or controlled by a wall switch shall be installed where these spaces are used for storage or contain equipment requiring servicing. At least one point of control shall be at the usual point of entry to these spaces. The lighting outlet shall be provided at or near the equipment requiring servicing.
Light fixtures and switches
High Efficacy Luminaire Minimum Lamp Efficacy
5 W or less ----30 lm/W
over 5 W to 15 W ----40 lm/W
over 15 W to 40 W ----50 lm/W
over 40 W ----60 lm/W
Kitchens: At least half the installed wattage of lights in kitchens shall be high efficacy.
Bathrooms, Garages, Laundry Rooms, Closets and Utility Rooms: All lights shall either be high efficacy or shall be controlled by a vacancy sensor. Closets less than 70 ft² are exempt from this requirement.
Other Rooms: This applies only to rooms that are not kitchens, bathrooms, garages, laundry rooms, closets, or utility rooms. All installed luminaires shall either be high efficacy or shall be controlled by a vacancy sensor or dimmer.
Outdoor Lighting: All lights mounted to the building shall be high efficacy or shall be controlled by a motion sensor in combination with a photo-control, astronomical time clock, or energy management control system (EMCS).
Permanently Installed Light Fixtures: All permanently installed high efficacy lights must be switched separately from low efficacy luminaires.
1. All lighting must be switched separately from exhaust fans, or
2. For an exhaust fan with an integral lighting system, the lighting system must be able to be manually turned on and off while allowing the fan to continue to operate for an extended period of time.
This was all prior to 2017 so I wouldn't rely on it now if I were you. I'll fix it some day