Recessed led ceiling lights are designed to be installed without access to the roof from above, making them relatively easy to install. But as recessed led ceiling lights circuits require more power, it is best to add a new circuit rather than trying to take advantage of an existing line. Adding a new circuit means carefully plan your work and possibly call in the help of a professional. This article assumes that you will be adding a new circuit at your service panel lights, and the current will run from the service panel to the switch and then to the lights.
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Estimate the capacity you expect the circuit to bear by multiplying the number of recessed led ceiling lights on the wattage of the bulbs you will use. The model of the National Electrical Code (NEC) recommends that you do not exceed more than 1440 watts on a 15-amp circuit, or 1,920 watts on a 20-amp circuit.
Check the amperage of the breaker box. Do not add any circuits of the total current in all circuits exceed the amperage of the box. You will also need space in the box for another switch. Buy the appropriate cable for the type of circuit. NEC discloses that a 20 amp circuit requires 12-gauge cable, while a 15-amp circuit cable requires not less than 14 gauges. Disconnect the cable from the switch box to the recessed led ceiling lights as straight as possible to avoid waste.