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Is it against code or considered bad practice to put both bedroom lighting and receptacles on the same circuit.
3 BR house and I was planning on running a separate circuit for each bedroom.
 

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Your choice. Some worry about being in the dark if one circuit is used. I find it easier to use #14 on a 15 amp circuit for lighting and keep the receptacles on a 20 amp with #12.

Lighting circuits are typically lightly loaded and with the #12 for the receptacles you get 1/3 more capacity.
 

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Thanks, good info.
For lighting, each room will have a ceiling fan and a switched receptacle.

My argument against a general lighting circuit would be if it ever went out, then everyone is in the dark vs. just one room.

The existing 15 AMP circuit that powers most of the house, goes through the fridge, a couple random lights on the 1st floor, and all the bedrooms on the second floor. Breaker surprisingly never trips though. Any improvement is huge over that.
 
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