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Old 01-03-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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Hi,

Does anyone know if a 20 amp residential lighting circuit is contrary to the NEC? I was talking to a friend of mine in Canada who is an electrician and he tells me this is not allowed according to Canadian standards.

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Joed can confirm the Canadien rules but IIRC this is correct. In the US there is no 15 amp limit for lighting.

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I remember seeing him write that. JoeD that is.
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In Canada all lighting must be on 15 amp circuits.
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I think that answers my question.

In the US 20 amp lighting circuit is OK

in Canada lighting circuits must be 15 amps or less.


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