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One of the 15 amp circuits controls wiring for ceiling lights and outlets in our kitchen and adjoining dining room. Currently there is one ceiling light/fan combination in the kitchen and one in the dining room.

If I decide to replace both ceiling light fixtures with a total of 7 recessed LED lights, would this put an undue load on the current circuit? Or should it be able to handle the extra lights? Just want to know what I may be getting into before deciding what to do. Tks.
 

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You have a 15A circuit powering receptaces in your kitchen and dining room?

This circuit also powers lights in those rooms?

Houston, we have a problem.

What other circuits are in those rooms?
 

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To go from your current light fixtures to recessed lighting, code would require you to transfer the kitchen lights off of the kitchen receptacle circuit.

Depending on how your building dept interprets the code, they could require you to transfer the dining room lights of that circuit as well.

How old is that house/wiring ? If you predate the no lights on kitchen/dining room receptacal circuits requirement, you may have other code "problems" like 2 wire, no ground circuits.
 
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