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Electrical Wiring for Light Fixtures


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I took power from an outlet using a 14-2 wire to a single pole switch, capped the whites, from the switch I ran 14-2 to a flood light, but it does not work. How to Install Wiring for Light Fixtures: Methods for Wiring Light Fixtures.

Guide to Wiring Light Fixtures

Electrical Question: I took power from an outlet using a 14-2 wire to a single pole switch, capped the whites, from the switch I ran 14-2 to a flood light, but it does not work.

Hope you can help.
Thanks

This electrical wiring question came from: Joe, a Handyman from Collegeville, Pennsylvania.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Joe.

How to Install Wiring for Light Fixtures

Application: Install Wiring for Light Fixtures.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Hand Tools and Safe Ladder.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal experience, the light fixture and access to the light fixture.
Precaution: Identify the light fixture circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Replacement parts for the light fixture should be compatible with the type of lamps that have been installed.

Methods for Wiring Light Fixtures

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2 Responses to “Electrical Wiring for Light Fixtures”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Buddy,
    Is there a wire that is green with a yellow stripe, or is there a separate wire where one wire is green and one wire is yellow?
    A green wire with a yellow stripe is the ground wire, which typically connects to the bare ground wire of the circuit.
    Thanks for sharing your light fixture question with us,
    Dave

  2. Buddy says:

    My new light fixture has a black, white, green & yellow wire. What is the yellow wire for?