Wiring a Bathroom Light Fixture
Installing a New Light Fixture and Making the Wire Connections: I just bought a new bathroom light fixture and installed it and it doesn’t work
Light Fixture Wiring and Wire Connectors
Electrical Question: I just bought a new bathroom light fixture with 12 gauge wiring. I installed it and it doesn’t work.
- I think, based on the manual, it’s because the wires coming from the wall are a different wire gauge, maybe 10 or 8.
- Is there a special type of wire connector I should use to fix this?
This electrical question came from: Grant, a Homeowner from Columbus, Ohio.
Thanks for your electrical question Grant.
Installing a New Light Fixture and Making the Wire Connections
- The wire size for the bathroom lighting circuit should be either #12 or #14.
- The gauge of the wiring will not prevent the light fixture from working, however not having a good connection with the wires can.
- Chose the correct wire connector for the actual wire gauge and number of wires that will be spliced together.
- See the chart of wire connectors at the Electrical Wire page for more information.
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