Fixtures and Light Switch Wiring
Wiring Light Fixtures and Switches can be tricky, these wiring diagrams will help and explain the process
Light Fixture and Switch Wiring Diagrams
Electrical Question: I came across an problem installing a light fixture. There are 3 wires coming in thru the ceiling. All the grounds are connected to each other, 2 of the 3 white wires are connected, on hot and one not. 3 black wires are connected together and one pink is stand alone. When connected to the fixture, the light switch does not shut off the light. How can I get the light switch to work with the light? Never seen so many wires just for one outlet.
This electrical question came from: Jim, from Milledgeville, Georgia
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Thanks for your electrical question Jim
How Wiring Connects to Light Switches
Jim, the connection that was made did not include the loop that goes top the wall light switch. The two wires that lead to the light switch ans back must be identified and connected correctly for the fixture to operate. The wiring diagrams at the links provided will help you.
Wiring a Light Switch – Diagram 1
Fully Explained Light Switch Wiring Diagrams. Detailed Electrical Wiring Diagrams and Pictures assist your Home Electrical Projects.
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The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
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