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Understanding Light Fixture Electrical Wiring


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

The Basics of Light Fixture Electrical Wiring: Electrical testers enable you to identify electrical circuits and help prevent the possibility of accidental electrical shock.

Basics of Light Fixture Electrical Wiring

Electrical Question I’m installing a light fixture.

I Have Two Electrical Questions:

  1.  Why do I lose power when I attach the ground wire?
  2. Is it safe for me to leave everything hooked up the way it is?

Background: Eric, a Homeowner from Ladera Ranch, CA.

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

The Basics of Light Fixture Electrical Wiring

The Following  will assist you with light fixture wiring:
using electrical testers
digital-tester

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2 Responses to “Understanding Light Fixture Electrical Wiring”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Rod, please check out the switch wiring diagrams. Wiring two is just like wiring one.

  2. Rod says:

    I want to wire two different switch loops from one power source. Power to the switches.

    Thanks