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How many LED 6 inch lights can you put on a new 15 amp breaker when it is rated at 9.5 per light?

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How many LED 6 inch lights can you put on a new 15 amp breaker when it is rated at 9.5 per light?
9.5 watts?

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Is 12 enough?
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How many LED 6 inch lights can you put on a new 15 amp breaker when it is rated at 9.5 per light?
At 9.5 watts per light you could add 189 lights to a 15 amp circuit (1800 watts) per NEC code. Sure you want to that?
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I believe it depends on the maximum wattage rating of the cans you're using -- not the bulb you ultimately choose.

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I believe it depends on the maximum wattage rating of the cans you're using -- not the bulb you ultimately choose.
He specified LED can lights. Ive only seen them come as a total unit not as an empty housing that you can install lamps into.

If he means regular recessed housings that will accept incandescent lamps, them he is limited by the rating of the fixture.
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He specified LED can lights. Ive only seen them come as a total unit not as an empty housing that you can install lamps into.

If he means regular recessed housings that will accept incandescent lamps, them he is limited by the rating of the fixture.
I assumed the op was referring to something like the cree cr-6.
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I believe it depends on the maximum wattage rating of the cans you're using -- not the bulb you ultimately choose.
If you want to follow "best practice" it should be based on
the maximum rating of the fixture, not the rating of the lamp
used at the time.
so if your fixtures are rated for 100w max
then you can use 18 lights maximum.
100w = 18.
75w = 24.
60w = 30.

remember at some later stage someone could change the lamps
without knowing any better.
thats why you go by fixture rating not lamp rating.

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