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# How many recessed lights can you hook up to a 15amp breaker and how do you connect the power from one recessed light to another?

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2009-08-31 19:02:20

Using basic calculation of amps times volts equals watts you can see that a 15 amp circuit at 120volts has a capability of 1800 watts but a circuit should never be loaded above 80% so you have 1440 watts available. Most recessed light will not allow higher than a 75 watt bulb so assuming this take 1440 watts and divide by 75 watts to get 19.2 bulbs as you cant have a partial bulb go with no more than 19 lights. On a normal height ceiling of about 9 feet I never place recessed lights closer than 24 inches to the wall. As for interconnecting you just run a wire from one recessed light to the next. I would recommend that if you do not feel comfortable with the placement or wiring of these lights that you contact an electrician that specializes in lighting design to help you.

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2009-08-31 19:02:20
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