For code-compliance reasons, I'm planning to replace an old-school porcelain bare-bulb light fixture in a closet with a Leviton 9860-LHG lampholder that I bought a few years ago but never got around to installing until today. It's a CFL fixture with an enclosed plastic top. (In closets it's a code no-no to have bare-bulb fixtures.)
But when I opened the 9860-LHG box, I noticed that the lampholder has only 2 wires– hot and neutral– but no ground wire. That said, the entire lampholder is plastic, so perhaps it's OK there's no ground wire since there's no other metal anywhere?
But before I install a fixture which is different from all other fixture in the house which have ground wires, I thought I'd check with the experts here.
Is a not-present ground wire OK in an all-plastic fixture like the 9860-LHG? Or should I go find another lampholder? If the answer varies based on local codes, I'm in Berkeley, CA.