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Looking to figure out if there is some sort of equation I can use to figure out exactly how many outlets and lights I can have on the same breaker, online it says most lights pull about 60 watts but the box for the lights I have says 12 and I was just wondering if anyone can confirm this or am I reading it wrong because I’m adding 5 outlets and it says to account for about 1.5 amp per outlet so that’s 7.5 so that leaves me with 12.5 amps for lights, now google says about 120 watts per amp at 120(watts)x12.5(amps left) I should be able to add up to 125 lights on this circuit, I thought that seemed a little crazy but I figured there had to be someone in here who could tell me if I’m missing something or anything, thanks in advance!
 

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you're really bad at math, hire someone unless you really don't like your wife and kids.

Really thou, could Google be wrong ?? I mean, It's Google ... they know everything !
 
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