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Can light trim covers?
Recessed Lighting Trims. A recessed can light's cover, or trim, is arguably its most important component because it determines not only what your fixture will look like but also what it will shine like. You can soften your lights with a baffle trim or make them sparkle with a decorative glass cover.
Can light spacing?
To determine how far apart to space your recessed lights, divide the height of the ceiling by two. If a room has an 8 foot ceiling, you should space your recessed lights approximately 4 feet apart. If the ceiling is 10 feet, you'll want to put about 5 feet of space in between each fixture.
Transform your existing recessed lighting into a pendant or light fixture. The Recessed Light Converter adjusts to any can size between 4 in. and 6 in., there are no visible screws or hardware and the decorative medallion can be painted to easily match any decor.
Spacing. Recessed downlights are generally positioned 1.5 to 2 ft. away from walls with a space of 3 to 4 feet between each light. Dividing the ceiling height by two is a way of gauging how much space to leave between each downlight. Thus, if your ceiling is 8 foot high, place your lights 4 feet apart.
For 20 AMP you have 20A*120V or 2400 watts and 15 AMP you have 15A*120V or 1800 watts. Good Electricians will only plan for 80% load so you have 1920 and 1440 watts respectively at your disposal per circuit. Next, find out what's on the circuit. To do this, leave the lights on that you want to connect to.
One rule of thumb is to assign a maximum draw of 1.5 amps to each receptacle, which allows for 10 receptacles on a 20-amp circuit.
I can do the simple math: 180va (or 1.5 amps) per general use receptacle gives a limit of 10 receptacles per 15 amp circuit or 13 receptacles per 20 amp circuit.
You only need 1 GFCI outlet per circuit (assuming it's at the beginning of the line and the rest of the outlets are loads). They are correctly wired in parallel - if they were in series, you wouldn't get the correct voltage at the other outlets when there is any type of load present. It is possible.
I'm ask so many times how many outlets and or lights can I put on a 15 amp or 20 amp breaker. Well NEC code does not have it listed that way. By rule of thumb you would stick with 8 to 10 outlets and or lights per breaker. Now this is of course they are 120 volts 60mhz (USA or Canada).
Most circuit breakers and fuses regulate at either 15 or 20 amps. If too much current is drawn from the circuit, the circuit breaker trips or the fuse blows, breaking the circuit to prevent an overload. You may find that all of the outlets in an entire room are connected to a single circuit.
A receptacle outlet must be installed in every kitchen, family room, dining room, living room, sunroom, parlor, library, den, bedroom, recreation room, and similar room or area so that no point along the wall space is more than 6 feet, measured horizontally along the floor line, from a receptacle outlet [210.52(A)] (
Every bathroom must have at least one electrical outlet. It must be a GFCI, and it must be within 3 feet of the edge of the sink. Either behind or beside the sink is acceptable -- across from the sink on an opposite wall is not. If the bathroom has two sinks, each must have an electrical receptacle within 3 feet.
A common height for a wall outlet is between 12 to 16 inches to the bottom of the device. In rare instances, outlets are still installed in baseboards and in the floor with proper box/covers. When I had my new room built onto my house, the electrician used a standard claw hammer for the height.
The National Electrical Code specifies that each room in a house should have at least one switch to operate lights in the room, but it doesn't say anything about how high the switch should be. Many builders position switch boxes so the bottom of the box is 48 inches above the floor.
Part M of the Building Regulations (section 8) does not actually specify the required position but does go on to suggest that in habitable rooms this will be achieved by mounting the switches etc. between 45cm and 1200mm above the floor level (see below).
I understood sockets should be over 1m from a sink for the obvious reason, but thought that the guideline was minimum 300mm from a hob for electrical sockets and for the cooker main switch to remain within 2m but at least 300mm away. All counter sockets should be minimum of 150mm from work surface also.
Light Switch Positioning: All switches positioned at 42" to the centre of the electrical box from the finished floor. The light switch height standard of 48 inches came from over 100 years ago at the turn of the century when electricity was first being introduced into housing.
In Habitable rooms Sockets need to be a minimum of 450mm from the finished floor level and light switches, doorbells and intercom systems need to be at a maximum height of 1200mm. Any electrical switches, outlets or controls also need to be at least 350mm away from room corners.
Wall Switches in Standard Construction. Typically, light fixture wall switches in standard applications are set so that a standard 4-inch wall box is somewhere between 48 and 52 inches from the floor. First, this puts the switch at a comfortable height for most people in a standing position.
It should be placed 75 to 80 inches above the floor and, like all vanity lighting, contain at least 150 watts — ideally spread over a fixture that's at least 24 inches long so that the light will wash evenly over the hair and face. The shower is a secondary area of task lighting.
There are many wall mounted controls whose heights should be taken into consideration including light switches, thermostat controls, elevator controls, doorbells, automatic door openers, etc. The ADA requires that light switches be placed anywhere from 15 to 48 inches.
The simple answer is yes, as long as the LED bulb uses less wattage than your fixture. If your socket says not to exceed 60-Watts, it is referring the dangers of high heat output associated with incandescent bulbs. However, LED's do not emit dangerous levels of heat.