Question on how many devices/lights are acceptable on a single circuit in a “normal” residential setting.
Background: This is a new build (2012), and we are on the 2009 NEC around here. House was passed by an electrical inspector, and there are NO design drawings for the electrical system.
There are three circuits in question, all are 15amp breakers with 14/2 wiring.
Circuit one feeds 12 can lights with CFL bulbs and 8 wall outlets in one “bonus room”
Circuit two feeds 8 can lights with CFL bulbs, 10 wall outlets, and 3 bath fan/light combos. Lights and outlets are in two bedrooms
Circuit three feeds 25 can lights with CFL bulbs in all common areas
The rule of thumb I have used for the past 15 years is 8-10 devices on a single circuit. These guys blew apart my rule of thumb, and just kept going. Am I out of line in thinking that these areas could become overloaded, and there should not be this many items on single circuits?