Junction Box & Terminal Bar


Old 07-22-19, 10:59 AM
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Junction Box & Terminal Bar

Hi All:

I am in the middle of a finishing a basement and had a question on lighting circuits.
I wanted to have 8 separate switches to cover the ~25 lights (canless leds) across the basement.
I am curious if anyone has recommendations on how to setup the connections and what equipment to get if I want them all on the same circuit. For a 15a or 20a circuit they are way under the wattage limitation since the lights are 12watts each.
The difficulty is how I would connect 8 14 gauge wires together to feed into the panel. My thought is either multiple 4 inch boxes (3??) or get a larger box and use terminal bars to connect all the wires going from the panel out to the switches.

Old 07-22-19, 11:33 AM
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You don't need all the cables going to the panel if it is all on one circuit. Bring the power feed to the switch box and then wire the lights from there. If there are more than one switch box then just feed from switch box to switch box.
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