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How to Test Electrical Wiring for a Light Fixture

Is there a problem with the voltage to my light fixture? How to Test Electrical Wiring for Light Fixtures.


Testing Light Fixture Wires
Electrical Question: Is there a problem with the voltage to my light fixture?

I really do appreciate any assistance you may provide.
Thanks sincerely,
Ron

This electrical wiring question came from: Ron, a Homeowner from Jersey City, New Jersey.

Electrical Question #2: My electrical wiring project involves a Fluorescent Light in the Basement.

I have both a black and a white unconnected wires, yet they both have 110 current to them. The lights they go to do not work. When I connect the white to ground and the black to a breaker the lights work. Why is there not a short and how do I find where the current is being supplied to the wires?

This electrical wiring question came from Clay, a Homeowner in Bountiful, Utah.

Dave’s Reply:
Thank you for your electrical wiring questions.

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