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I really need more detailed information to answer your question. How many lights were added and what wattage bulbs are being used? For a 15-amp breaker, the maximum wattage it would handle would be around 1650 watts. This would be about 16 100-watt bulbs. Does your breaker trip immediately when you turn the light switch on? If you have an ohmmeter you can check the tripped breaker. Put one lead on the black "hot" wire coming from the breaker. Remember, the breaker must be off. Then put the other lead on the ground bar. If the ohm reading is very low, close to 2 ohms, then you have a direct short to ground somewhere in your wiring.

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