Electrical Wiring for Post Lights
Electrical Wiring and Fixture Checks for Post Lights: I have a post light that isn’t working. There is power coming through the post wires.
Electrical Wiring and Fixture Checks for Post Lights
I have a post light that isn’t working.
- There is power coming through the post wires.
- The fixture lights up when connected to an inside outlet but doesn’t when connected to the post light wiring.
We are baffled. Any suggestions?
This electrical question came from: Rosemary, a Homeowner from Portsmouth, RI
Thanks for your electrical question Rosemary.
Fixture Checks for Post Lights
- Rosemary, Was the post light circuit tested for both the hot and neutral?
- Testing between these two wires will produce 120 volts.
- Also, does the light fixture have a photo cell installed that only allows the post light to come on if it is dark? Try a new light bulb.
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