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Old 10-24-2011, 12:27 PM   #1
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I am installing recessed "can" lighting in my kitchen as part of a complete make0over. The kitchen is fully exposed (no drywall) so wiring is not a chore. Is the sketch I've drawn correct to wire 7 lights from 3 different switches (NOT 3-Way) using the same feed?
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Electrically the circuit works.
Are all the switches located in the same box?

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Yes, they are. They will potentially be dimmers, but I defer to the wife on that.
Also, there is an existing switch that will be in the same box (4-Gang when completed) on a different circuit that will light an existing over-head fixture.

I ran 12/2 on a 20 amp circuit for these cans, because the Mrs. is not sure if she wants the LED's or incandescent. Probably over-kill, but every circuit, whether lighting or appliance, is 20 amp (the house was this way when we bought). I have yet to wire in the breaker, so if one tells me that is not good, I will use a 15 amp.

Thank you for your help. I appreciate it immensely!

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12/2 on a 20 amp breaker is fine.
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