Overdrawing? Overheating? Remodeling with can lights?
I am installing (7) 60 watt IC rated can lights in our living room remodel. Using the formula I learned here- I can theoretically run 32 fixtures.
3 lights are on a dimmer, 2 lights are on another and the remaining 2 lights are on yet another dimmer switch. The dimmer brand that I am using is LUTRON (dimmer, TOGGLER, Part number TG-600PH-WH, incandescent/halogen 120V 600W)
In the same (plastic) gang box as these three dimmers, there is another dimmer switch for (2) 40 watt sconce lights.
I installed all these yesterday, and after powering (running) all the lights for 4 hours- the switches reached between 80-93 degrees F.
I am using the same lead, from a 20 amp breaker to power all the lights. This circuit also carries all the living room receptacles. The receptacles will power all the usual garbage: big flat screen, cable box, dvd player, kidís games, wifeís worthless pretty lights, etc.
I turned the breaker off before I left for the night last night. Can someone ease my mind about this set-up, or advise of a different approach? I am not an electrician, but I am trying to follow code (Houston, Texas) and research everything I do.
Iím using a plastic gang box.
Iím powering four dimmers with one 110v supply wire.
I had to remove the ďtabsĒ from both sides of the dimmers to make them all fit the box.
I am overloading the circuit.