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Most (if not all) city codes require outlets be wired with 12 gauge wire and a 20 amp breaker. Lights can be wired with 14 gauge and 15 amps.

One, or possibly a million. The question you need to ask youself is how do you intend to load this 15A circuit. It already has a light on it. Is that all? How much power does this use? What is the usage of these new outlets? How much power do you plan to draw off them?

Remeber power is the product of voltage and current. So your 15A 120V breaker can supply 1800W. Sum up everything you want to put on this circuit. If you plan on drawing more than 1000W regularly on this circuit you should consider using two or more circuits. Keep in mind you want a margin of error (I went with 800W) for large temporary loads such as vacuum cleaners and irons. Don't underrate your circuit, you will regret it later.

Another poster said in another thread that according to code "generally each duplex outlet may count for 180W" (Smseagle). So, to use this rule, you need to take 1800W, subtract the wattage of your security light, and divide the result by the remainder. The quotient, rounded down, is your answer.

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