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msenatore

07:39AM | 01/03/08
Member Since: 11/24/07
1 lifetime posts
Hello,

I have hooked up in our basement 8 60-watt lights on 1 15-Amp line (#14 wire) and was just wondering how many lights are ok on that type of ciruit.

Thanks,

Mike

househelper

08:10AM | 01/03/08
Member Since: 03/31/05
265 lifetime posts
Divide 1440 by the total lamp wattage you plan to get the max number of lights. The 1440 comes from 80% of 1800 which is the maximum wattage available for a 15A circuit at 120V. That gives you some wiggle room.

joed

05:21AM | 01/11/08
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
100% usage of 15 amp circuit is 1800 watts. Stay below 1800 watts and youare OK.


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