Light Fixture Circuit Wiring


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Make Electrical Wiring Connections for Home Light Fixtures: Typical Wiring Mistake with Light Fixture and How to Fix It.


Wiring Light Fixtures

Home Electrical Question: I replaced a light fixture and added another onto the same circuit, wiring the second one in sequence through the first one.

This home electrical wiring question came from: ken, a Handyman from Baton Rouge, LA.

Additional Comments: Very helpful.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Ken.

How to Make Electrical Wiring Connections for Home Light Fixtures

Application: Ceiling mounted or wall mounted 120 volt Light fixtures for the home.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a non-aluminum ladder and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and access to the light fixture(s).
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional fixture wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Typical Wiring Mistake with Light Fixture and How to Fix It

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