My brother came up for a visit last week to help with a couple wiring projects. All the conduits are installed and wires are run. We payed a visit to my favorite place, Fisheries Supply in Seattle, to buy my dome lights. I needed 9 lights total and chose LED fixtures that had a day/night feature.
We ended up splitting the lights onto two circuits, even though they could be on one. The three lights in the pilot house cabin on one, and the remaining 6 lower cabin lights on another. The total amperage with all 9 lights on is about 1.5 amps total! That's pretty awesome. Next up for lighting is to install additional lighting for task lights which will include a couple of gooseneck fixtures and bunk room reading lights. I'm also considering adding strip LED lights for cabin accent lighting.
Dream it. Design it. Build it. A hobbyist at heart, I'm usually asked, "Wouldn't it be cheaper and easier to just buy that?!?". Sure, but then I wouldn't understand it and appreciate it like only a do-it-your-selfer can!