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Light Fixture Ground Wire Attachment

How to Ground a Light Fixture: The ground wire of the incoming electrical circuit should be bonded to the electrical junction box, and the ground wire of the fixture should be grounded as well.


Wiring a Light Fixture Ground Wire
Electrical Question: I want to install a new ceiling light.

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Background: Ian, a Homeowner from Calgary, Alberta Canada.
Additional Comments: Great. glad I found it.

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

Application: Light Fixture Wiring.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Hand Tools and Safe Ladder.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal experience, the light fixture and access to the light fixture.
Precaution: Identify the light fixture circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Replacement parts for the light fixture should be compatible with the type of lamps that have been installed.

How to Ground a Light Fixture

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