The larger CFL lights such as the 48w version will put out as much
light as a 250w incandesant lamp.
So using all 48w lamps will give you almost the same amount
of light but with much less heat ( good for the lamp bases).
Also use much less power.
Originally Posted by oewoods
Thank you guys very much for the help. The socket boxes I have 300w bulbs in are nailed to the bottom chords of the barn roof trusses and are 20' off of the ground. These big bulbs are the only things I've tried that provide adequate light when needed. I'm going to change over to a 20a breaker. If the circuit draws 16.25a now and the 15a breaker doesn't ever trip, it's probably bad anyway. Thanks again - really appreciate it!