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Wiring Connections for a Light Fixture

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Replace a Light Fixture: How to Make Wiring Connections for Light Fixtures and Identifying the Colors of the Wires and Where to Connect the Wires.

How to Identify Light Fixture Wiring

Electrical Question: I am trying to replace a light fixture.

This electrical question about wiring a light fixture came from: Maggie, a DIY Homeowner.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Maggie.

How to Replace a Light Fixture

Application: Replacing a Light Fixture.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best if wired by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
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.

How to Make Wiring Connections for a Light Fixture

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