I have a ceiling fan which gets a single nonmetallic cable feed from a wall switch. I want to replace the ceiling fan with 8 light sockets mounted on the ceiling.
120 volts, 12 gauge wire, 16 amp limit.
8 15-watt LEDs = 1 amp
In the ceiling box, I want to split 1 nonmetallic cable in into 8 nonmetallic cable out. Each out nonmetallic cable will be secured to the outside of the ceiling going to light sockets with switches, screwed to the drywall. So each socket can be individually turned off.
I could do the lights in parallel which would be easier, if there is a type of light socket that still passes the power along while the bulb is switched off.
Is this an allowable thing to install?
- Is running power cable exposed inside of a home room allowed? Or is there a type of cable used for exposed areas?
- How do I split the romex in an organized, easily handled way? Or is there a type of light socket like I described above?