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08:01PM | 12/22/03
Member Since: 09/23/03
22 lifetime posts
I have 4 bedrooms that I plan to install recessed lighting into.(New Construction)

If I use a 20 AMP circuit, 12guage wire, would I be able to wire all of the rooms onto one circuit? Or should I Split them up? There is 4 lamps in each room, totalling 16 lights + 2 in the hall way=18 total. I believe they use a maximum of 75 watts per lamp. I may use 60watts instead. What is your take on this?

Also, what would be the maximum number of lamps I could use on a circuit of this type?



03:04AM | 12/24/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
A 20 amp circuit can loaded to 1920 watts. You are below that at 1200 watts.

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