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Old November 8th, 2005, 04:30 PM
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I just bought 8 Bazz 400-R30 pot lights for my basement. The ceiling is uninsulated, but what I really need to know is can I wire these lights in parallel on one circuit?
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:02 PM
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That depends wholly on what size lamp you intend to install in them. You can put up to 1800 watts on a 15 amp circuit, and 2400 watts on a 20 amp circuit. Also, check the label on these cans to see what the max lamp size is. I recommend sizing recessed lighting circuits for the max lamp size possible, even if you intend to install a smaller wattage lamp at first.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:20 PM
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The lights max out at 75 watts, but the terminal boxs on the cans do not specify if they can be used as a juction box
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...but the terminal boxs on the cans do not specify if they can be used as a juction box
What causes you to believe that they cannot be so used?
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Old November 9th, 2005, 03:53 PM
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The Knight book makes a reference to the connection box on the can is only to terminate that can and not as a junction box. Ontario book 1 pg. 56
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Be careful of the Canadian rule that light fixtures may only be on 15A circuits (20A circuits can't have light fixtures on them).

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