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How to Wire a Fluorescent Light Fixture in a Garage

How to Install Wiring for a Light Fixture: When installing fluorescent lighting for a garage that will be finished with sheet rock a NM Cable or Romex may be installed to the location where the light fixture will be installed after the sheet rock is finished and painted

 

Garage Fluorescent Light Fixture
Electrical Question: I want to install T8 fluorescent light fixtures in my garage so I need help with the wiring. The ceiling is unfinished s0 I plan on doing the wiring first. My question is do I need to install boxes or can i just use a cable clamp on the fixture and use the fixture as the junction box. Also, can the light fixtures be mounted right to the ceiling or do you have to leave a space.

This electrical wiring question came from Jeff, in Coleman, Wisconsin.

Dave the Electrician’s Answer:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Jeff.

Installing Type NM Electrical Wiring for a Garage Fluorescent Fixture

Application: Electrical Wiring for Lighting Fixtures.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor or Certified Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a Voltage Tester, additional tools for the specific branch circuit wiring method.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and work with the circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the power source circuit at the panel, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Modifying or installing additional electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

How to Install Wiring for a Light Fixture

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IMPORTANT

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Many home fires begin in the garage and then spread into the main area of the home. Specific building codes have been adopted to help contain the garage area from the main area of the home by installing fire rated materials such as  sheet rock and doors that are designed to contain the spread of fire for a specific time period. This is why it is vitally important that all levels of construction work is done with a building permit and all phases being inspected.

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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.

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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.
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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..

The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.



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