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Old 11-02-2009, 01:17 AM   #1
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New to the forum and need ask a question..
I currently have six 4" low voltage recess lights in my living room. I believe that the are 50 watt halogen bulbs, My room size is 14x10 and I want to swap the over to six 6" can lights and Hopefully use 50 watt bulbs. 4 cans are on one switch and 2 are on the other switch above my fireplace.
Now my question will I run into any problems in stalling the six inch line voltage cans verses the low voltage cans, will amperage draw be close to the same? Just a little confuse calculating amp draw for line voltage verses low voltage. Dont want to over load the circuit.
50 watts/12v=4.1667
50 watts/120=.41667
My calculations correct? Less draw on the line voltage? or do I take the low voltage ballast in to play?
My other Idea was to was to leave 2 low voltage cans over the fire place on one switch and put five 6" inch cans on the other switch. all will be on dimmer switches. Any advice would be helpful.

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Old 11-02-2009, 04:53 AM   #2
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you will be fine in switching to the line voltage cans.

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Old 11-02-2009, 07:40 AM   #3
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The four 50W lamps equal a draw of 200W. The six new 50W lamps will draw 300W. No significant increase in demand, no problem.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:07 AM   #4
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You can always install CFL downlights in the cans
The ones I am using are 13-15w each = equiv to approx 60-75w incandescent
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