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Old 07-01-2012, 08:42 AM   #1
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Can I use 15amp light switches on a 20amp breaker? Also, the outlets would remain 20amp.

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K buz, thanks for the reply. Can I ask so that I know, what is the reasoning is behind that being okay?

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Same reasons you can have 15A receptacles on a 20A circuit...if there are other things on the circuit. It is highly unlikely you have 15A worth of lighting on one switch.
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