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rstain 11-29-2011 04:41 AM

Adding outlets to existing 15A lighting circuit
 
In my basement workshop I have four 2'X4' troffer (lay-in) type fluorescent light fixtures on a 15 amp circuit with 14/2 and 14/3 NM with a single pole switch.

Each lighting fixture contains two T12 magnetic ballasts that pull .73 amps each - which totals a little under 6amps for all four lights.
I would like to add one (or more?) ceiling outlets between the light fixtures.

Would that be permissible? If so, how many?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Just Bill 11-29-2011 06:31 AM

It is not good practice to have lights and outlets on the same circuit(if a circuit with both goes out, you are left in the dark), but not sure if it is not allowed under code, check local code.

joed 11-29-2011 07:47 AM

There will be no code issues with doing this.

pokey 12-03-2011 10:30 AM

what would outlets be used for?


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